Resolving Discipline & Grievance Issues at Work – 6 April 2009


This information has been jointly produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (the CIPD) and Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) to inform employers about the changes to dealing with workplace disputes.

The legislation governing how employers and employees deal with discipline, dismissal and grievance issues at work changed on 6 April 2009.

The new simpler and more flexible system of dealing with the discipline & grievance handling procedure has the potential to save employers time, money and stress.

As a result of the changes, employers will benefit from greater opportunities to resolve disputes in the workplace before they escalate to the point where they end up in an employment tribunal.

The new dispute resolution system places increased emphasis on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation, to encourage earlier resolution.

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