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Disciplinary Issues

All employers need to know how to discipline their employees fairly. Mishandling disciplinary issues gives rise to a huge number of employment tribunal claims every year including for breach of contract, unfair dismissal and discrimination.

Mincoffs’ specialist Employment team is equipped to advise both employers and employees on best practice for disciplinary issues in order to achieve the best outcome.

An employer should follow a proper disciplinary process if it believes that an employee may be guilty of misconduct. Employers should also follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures as tribunals take this into account when assessing the fairness of a dismissal.

It is vital that businesses have disciplinary and grievance procedures in place to promote fairness and consistency when dealing with problems with employees. Mincoffs’ employment solicitors can offer a full range of services to businesses to ensure you are taking steps that are legally compliant.

If you are an employee faced with disciplinary action, and you believe that your employer has not followed proper procedure or the ACAS Code of Practice, it is important to seek specialist advice to assess your situation professionally and guide you towards a satisfactory outcome.

Our experienced team have worked with businesses and employees both regionally and nationally to help them to deal with workplace issues appropriately.

If you would like advice on any aspect of workplace disciplinary procedures, whether on the side of employer or employee, call our employment team on 0191 281 6151 or email Head of Employment, Nick Smith on nsmith@mincoffs.co.uk

For a responsive, commercially aware, friendly service contact:

Nick Smith

Partner, Head of Employment

T: 0191 212 7739nsmith@mincoffs.co.uk

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