Disciplinary and Grievance Services


Dealing with a disciplinary or grievance issue is never easy for employers. Businesses and employees have to follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures (the ACAS Code) in nearly every grievance and disciplinary situation, whether you are a small family business or a multinational corporation.

We have many years' experience of producing carefully drafted disciplinary and grievance policies and procedures, all delivered in line with our client's needs and resources and following the latest best practice.


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Conducting Disciplinary and Grievance Investigations

As an employer you may be considering investigating a misconduct issue, or have recently received a grievance or complaint from an employee. The ACAS Code applies a minimum practice standard when considering disciplinary or grievance issues, and it is important that the correct procedure is followed. It is best practice to have your own policy in place, however even if you don't then you should ensure that the ACAS Code of Conduct is followed.

We guide you through the whole process. Dealing promptly and efficiently with disciplinary and grievance issues 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 everyone involved in the process complies with the minimum ACAS Code. Failure to do so could lead to an Employment Tribunal increasing compensation by up to 25%. In some cases this could result in a substantial increase, particularly if a claim involves an element of discrimination or harassment.

Your Employment Law and HR Solution

Keeping up to date with changes in employment law and Human Resources is difficult - especially when you have other competing demands like running your business. Getting the balance wrong can be time consuming and costly.

We know costs must be managed and unpredicted incidents are a burden. With a fixed annual fee spread over the year, it doesn't matter how often you contact us for advice and help.

We excel in employment law and HR, so we'll add our legal strength and excellence to your business. It is a bespoke, fixed cost employment law and HR support package, tailored to your needs and budget. We'll save you time and money.

Benefits available to you when using our support packages:

Complete HR Service Package

  • A comprehensive preliminary review and update of your standard staff employment contracts, handbook, and policies and procedures to ensure they conform to the law and best practice.
  • Proactive reviews and updates to make sure your practices are up-to-date.
  • Unlimited access by email and telephone to advice and assistance from a specialist employment law solicitor or qualified HR professional.
  • Advice, guidance and documents for all your day to day employment law issues including misconduct, poor performance, sickness and incapacity, standard redundancies, grievance and disciplinary issues.
  • Regular emails and bulletins on employment law and HR as well as finding out about developments as soon as they break and how your business is affected.
  • Free entry to our Spencers Employment Law and HR Briefings and training sessions, and free copies of all publications.
  • 20% discount on our usual employment law and HR fees for any additional services.

From day one we help put you in the strongest position possible, so that you can concentrate on running your business.

Get in touch with our team of HR Specialists

Our specialist employment law solicitor and CIPD qualified HR professional will work with you to ensure the correct process is followed, enabling you to make the right decision with minimum delay, inconvenience and cost.

If you do not have the resources or are too busy to carry out the process yourself, our CIPD qualified HR professional can act as an investigating consultant on your behalf.

To speak with our HR consultants, we are reachable by telephone by calling 01246 266662 or if you prefer, you can complete our online enquiry form and we can call you when convenient.

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