Our essential advice will help you feel more confident and defend your position if you’re facing disciplinary action because of alleged misconduct

  • If you’re faced with disciplinary meetings, it can be a stressful time.
  • Your employer is likely to have received advice, so you should improve your prospects by taking legal advice too.
  • Our sympathetic and knowledgeable employment solicitors will explain how disciplinary meetings work, give you advice on appealing your employer’s decision and help you feel more confident about your future prospects.

Has an allegation of misconduct been made against you? Do you need advice on how you can resist this allegation?

Perhaps you have been summoned to attend a meeting to discuss an allegation of misconduct or suspect that you will be. Or you may have already been to a disciplinary meeting and it has not gone well. You should get advice to ensure you are being treated fairly from the start of the procedure.

We understand a disciplinary process can be an upsetting experience and our mix of practical and legal advice will help protect your position.

What is a disciplinary?

Disciplinary proceedings are the process of taking formal action against an employee for a breach of the company’s rules or policies. The disciplinary process typically involves a formal investigation, a hearing, and a decision on the appropriate course of action. The outcome of the disciplinary process can range from a written warning to termination of employment, depending on the seriousness of the breach.

Preparing for an impending meeting

If you have been summoned to attend a meeting to discuss your conduct or suspect that you will be, it is a good idea to meet with a solicitor first. You’ll not only be legally prepared, but will also feel calmer and more confident from the moment you walk in.

Whilst the meeting may not be very far away, we can help you be as prepared as possible, which could even help prevent you from being dismissed. We can give you helpful, supportive advice about disciplinary meetings, such as:-

  • what may happen in the meeting;
  • what you should or should not say;
  • what your rights are; and
  • what you should do if the meeting does not go well.

If you’ve already had the meeting

If you have already attended a disciplinary meeting and have been given a warning, some form of penalty or have been dismissed, we understand what effect this can have on your reputation, career and future job prospects. We can advise you as to how to appeal the decision at work or issue a claim in the employment tribunal, along with practical advice to help you move forwards.

How Moore Barlow can help

Our legal knowledge, empathy and pragmatic support will help you feel more confident and better supported through the process.

We have offices in Southampton, London, Lymington, Woking, Richmond and Guildford, and our expert team offer specialist advice and support to clients nationwide.