Facing disciplinary action or having to raise a grievance about something you are unhappy about at work are experiences that people hopefully don’t have to go through during their employment. The reality is though, that these situations do arise and they can often be very stressful.
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We are able to provide you with advice throughout the process on what to expect from your employer and the best approach to take. We can draft statements for you to use at your hearings as well as pull together evidence to best support your defence to the allegations against you. If you are unhappy with the outcome of the disciplinary hearing, we can draft an appeal against the sanction for you.
The usual disciplinary process is:
If, following the appeal, you are still unhappy with the action with your employer then you may have a case for unfair or constructive dismissal.
A grievance is essentially a letter of complaint. It may be that someone is bullying you at work, or that there is an issue with your pay. Whatever the concern, if you are unable to resolve it informally, then a formal grievance should be submitted.
All employers have slightly different policies and you should look at your staff handbook or contract of employment for any specific requirements your employer has and who it should be sent to. In the absence of a grievance procedure, you can look at the ACAS Code of Practice relating to grievances.
We can draft the grievance letter for you, submitting the grievance on our letterhead, or if you wish draft it as if it is coming from you.