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A Guide to Discipline and Grievance Issues for Business

A Guide to Discipline and Grievance Issues for Business

When disciplining or dismissing an employee for something they have done, it is vital to follow the proper procedure. Disciplinary procedures are fraught with potential legal trouble for employers; get it wrong and you could find yourself facing an unfair dismissal claim in an employment tribunal. Establishing clear disciplinary procedures in line with the law, and following them to the letter, will not only ensure you steer clear of legal trouble, but will also enable you to sort out many issues without resorting to extreme measures. This article covers all you need to know about how to set up a disciplinary and grievance procedure, including what principles apply, how to set disciplinary rules, and how to go about enforcing them. How do I draw up a disciplinary policy for my business? Th... »

Disciplinary, Dismissal & Grievance Procedures

Guidance for employers Foreword From 1st October the Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004 come into force. They lay down disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures that provide a framework for discussing problems at work. This guide explains the procedures. It is primarily intended for managers in small firms. Separate guidance will be available for employees from http://www.dti.gov.uk/resolvingdisputes. This document gives general guidance only. It has no legal force and cannot cover every point and situation. If you would like advice on your particular situation, please see below for Acas contact details. It is important to note that the Regulations aim to set a minimum standard and are not intended to replace existing best practice and the new procedures shoul... »