The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures offers a well-trodden path for larger employees dealing with regular disciplinary and poor performance issues in the work place.
However, unusual scenarios still pop up. For example:
- An employee raises a grievance in the middle of a disciplinary process.
- Data protection issues arise whilst monitoring an employee for other disciplinary issues.
- An employee is arrested for criminal behaviour outside of work, and you’re not sure how this should be dealt with from a disciplinary perspective.
- An employee alleges that she is being disciplined or performance managed for discriminatory reasons or because she has previously “blown the whistle.”
- An employee goes off sick with stress and can’t or won’t cooperate with the disciplinary process.
Scenarios like these, and many others like them, are trickier to handle than your average. Outset’s team of specialist employment lawyers have the experience to deal with them pragmatically, discreetly and with minimum disruption to your business.
Our input will also help minimise your exposure to future employment tribunal risk.
Have a difficult disciplinary or poor performance-related issue? Call us. We can help.
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