Businesses and employees have to follow the ACAS Code of Practice in nearly every grievance and disciplinary situation, whether you are a small family business or a multinational corporation. We have many years' experience producing designing disciplinary and grievance policies and procedures to meet our client's needs and resources as well as advising on their application.
for no obligation advice on any grievance or disciplinary issue.
As an employer you may have to investigate an allegation of misconduct or have received a grievance or complaint from an employee. The Acas Code applies a minimum practice standard you should follow when considering disciplinary or grievance issues and it is important it is followed as best you can. Ideally your grievance and disciplinary procedures should be tailored to your business and staffing resources.
We can guide you through the whole process, including investigations, hearings and help with any appeals. Dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues promptly and effectively will greatly reduce the risk of further legal action being brought against your business.
If you are faced with an issue that requires investigating, you must ensure that everyone involved complies with the minimum Acas Code as failure to do so could lead to an Employment Tribunal increasing compensation by up to 25%. This could result in a substantial increase particularly if a claim involves an element of discrimination or harassment.
Our specialist employment law solicitors and CIPD qualified HR professionals will work with you to ensure the correct process is followed to enable you to make the right decision with the minimum delay, inconvenience and cost.
If you do not have the resources or are unable to undertake the process yourself, our CIPD qualified HR professionals can act as an investigating consultant on your behalf.
Our business packages will provide you with the necessary HR materials you need to meet all legal obligations as an employer.
When obtaining employer law advice, there are a number of different funding methods available for our work.