Disciplinary and grievance process
The disciplinary and grievance process is an important aspect of managing the employment relationship. It involves following a fair and consistent procedure when dealing with issues such as misconduct or poor performance.
Moore Barlow’s disciplinary and grievances solicitors provides expert guidance and support for employers navigating the disciplinary and grievance process, ensuring compliance with employment law and protecting your business from potential legal disputes.
- As an employer it is your duty to have clear disciplinary and grievance policies for your employees, that follow the ACAS code of practice.
- If an employee successfully brings a claim against you and you have not followed the ACAS code, the award you must pay them can be increased.
- Our expert employment team will explain the implications of the ACAS code for you, and make sure your policies and procedures minimise the chance of an employee successfully claiming against you.
What is a disciplinary and grievance process?
Disciplinary and grievances are processes that address and resolve workplace issues such as misconduct, performance concerns and discrimination. Disciplinary processes deal with disciplinary action against employees, while grievance procedures handle complaints raised by employees.
Are your disciplinary and grievance policies up to date?
As an employer you need to ensure you have clear written disciplinary and grievance rules and procedures to deal with employee performance and conduct.
The policies and procedures should explain what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace and what action will be taken if the rules are broken. They must also follow the ACAS code of practice. An employee could bring a range of employment claims against you. If an award is made following a successful claim and you have failed to follow the ACAS code of practice, that award could be increased.
Why choose our solicitors help disciplinary and grievances?
Here at Moore Barlow, our solicitors are highly experienced in handling disciplinary and grievance processes for businesses. We understand the importance of a fair and effective process for both employers and employees, and strive to achieve the best outcome for all parties involved. With our expertise and support, you can have peace of mind knowing that your business is in good hands.
How can our solicitors help disciplinary and grievances?
Let our solicitors help and provide expert advice and support to employers throughout disciplinary and grievance process. From conducting investigations and preparing documentation, to representing clients at hearings and appeals, we ensure that procedures are followed fairly and legally. We also offer training and guidance to help prevent future disputes and maintain positive working relationships.
We are here to help
Discover how our expert employment lawyers can help you.
Contact our employment team
Our team of employment solicitors
Sign up to our employment law newsletter
Our employment law insights
Our team accreditations
Don’t take our word for it…
Moore Barlow provides strategic advice and litigation support to clients in relation to senior terminations, discrimination proceedings, redundancies and multi-claimant actions. It is often called upon to advise on internal disciplinary proceedings, and business-wide reorganisations and restructuring matters. The firm additionally advises on employment aspects of business sales and acquisitions, including TUPE. It has significant experience assisting clients in the technology, financial services, hospitality and media sectors.
Chambers & Partners
A personable and at the same time (totally) professional service is provided by Moore Barlow and is one of its key strengths as a business. The team are always available to provide counsel and advice when requested and their turnaround times in completing instructed work is excellent.
Moore Barlow has a breadth of talent and experience which belies their regional location and unquestionably allows them to compete in the busy London & South East legal fraternity. The strong specialist teams have reputations which attract and retain clients across the UK and internationally. My experience is wholly positive having benefitted from a wealth of experience and clear commercial and legal guidance.
I chose Moore Barlow because I wanted the support of a strong, broadly based local firm, with strong commercial and employment knowledge and experience but at regional hourly rates rather than London rates.
Moore Barlow provides the complete professional organisation in terms of HR advice and all other disciplines both in terms of business and personal matters. There fee structures are acceptable for the quality of service which is provided in a friendly manner.
The team we worked with took charge of every detail with an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment. When working with international companies it is essential to know how to share information with respect to the reference country, and this too was done with great pragmatism. The creativity of the solutions and the flexibility in applying them was certainly an added value.