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Disciplinary procedures + tribunals
As an employer, there may come a point when you need to take disciplinary action against an employee.
This can be for minor issues, such as occasional lateness. Or it might be for more serious offences, such as workplace harassment or intimidation, unauthorised absence or gross misconduct.
Regardless of the seriousness of any transgression, it’s important that you follow correct disciplinary processes. Having written rules and procedures in place and ensuring that these are properly communicated to staff can help protect your business against legal action by a disgruntled employee.
If your employee believes that you haven’t followed correct employment procedures or that they’ve been treated unfairly, they may threaten to take you to an employment tribunal.
In these circumstances, our employment tribunal solicitors can advise you on whether you have a case to answer and how to proceed accordingly, including negotiations with your employee, gathering evidence ahead of a hearing and reaching a settlement before a tribunal commences (whether through a settlement agreement or COT3).
Our specialist employment lawyers are experts in all aspects of employee disciplinary procedures and can advise you on disciplinary policy, equalities legislation, tribunal proceedings and individual employee disputes.