As an employer, it’s a legal requirement to make sure your employees have both a written statement of the terms and conditions of their employment and access to the disciplinary rules and procedures for disciplinary decisions and appeals.
The statutory ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures guides employers on handling disciplinary situations at work, but this often isn’t enough to make sure that disciplinary procedures are conducted in a watertight way.
Getting it wrong can be costly for businesses. Not only could your employees bring a claim against you for unfair dismissal if their employment ends, but they could also receive a 25% increase to any compensation awarded if the procedure followed isn’t legally compliant and/or up to two weeks’ gross pay if you fail to allow adequate representation.
If you need help with drafting appropriate procedures, please contact one of our experts on 0114 303 2300. We offer a professional and personalised service on a fixed fee basis with competitive pricing, so you can be sure you are getting great value for money.