At some point in time, an employer is bound to have to deal with an employee disciplinary and grievance issue, whether it be more minor matters such as performance issues, attendance issues or more serious breaches of your policy and rules or gross misconduct.
All disciplinary and grievance issues require appropriate handling to protect the business and ensure the employee is treated in the correct way and within the law. It is also a statutory requirement that all companies have these procedures.
Managing these issues can be time consuming, can have significant cost implications if the correct process is not followed and can have a negative impact on employee morale.
AB HR Solutions can support your business in all aspects of the disciplinary and grievance process and support your business with regards to disciplinary procedures, grievance investigations, disciplinary hearings and gross misconduct offences.
We can offer support in:
- Developing disciplinary and grievance procedures.
- Conducting workplace investigations.
- Disability discrimination advice.
- Introducing a capability policy.
- Workplace investigation procedure.
- Attending disciplinary and grievance hearings and meetings.
- Being the impartial investigator – required for hearings.
- Workplace hearings.
- Providing telephone helpline support and a step by step approach.
- Acting as an extension to your HR team or delivering HR requirements if no in-house resource is available.
- Employment law advice, guidance and interpretation.
- Letter writing and templates.
- Line management coaching and skills training.
The law on unfair dismissal requires employers to act reasonably when dealing with disciplinary issues. What is classed as reasonable behavior will depend on the circumstances of each case and is ultimately a matter for employment tribunals to decide. However, AB HR Solutions will ensure you stay on the right side of the law.
Above all, we will work with you to ensure that you can meet your statutory obligations with integrity in the process and demonstrate that you have acted fairly and reasonably.