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HR & Legal

Dealing with Disciplinary Issues

When dealing with disciplinary issues you need to be aware of the law on unfair dismissal and the statutory minimum procedures for dismissing or taking disciplinary action against an employee. You must also be careful not to discriminate against an employee on any of the protected grounds.

We help you to:

  • draft disciplinary rules and procedures that meet the needs of your business
  • conduct effective investigations
  • identify the available sources of evidence
  • understand the right to be accompanied and the role of the companion
  • manage employee sickness absence and grievances raised during the disciplinary process
  • consider the evidence, how similar misconduct has been dealt with in the past, and the fairness of the proposed sanction
  • manage the appeal process, including who should hear the appeal and whether additional evidence needs to be gathered
  • ensure compliance with the Statutory Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedures

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