Managing disciplinary and grievance procedures can present a challenge to busy employers – but employers are expected to handle complaints or grievances from employees or a disciplinary matter in accordance with the ACAS Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures code, or an employer could face being taken to an Employment Tribunal.
Creating and updating effective and fair grievance and disciplinary policies at work can help improve employer-employee relations and reduce the chances of a serious dispute.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors can advise on drafting policies for handling grievances and disciplinary matters – as well as reviewing existing policies and advising on where policies fail to comply with best practice or potentially breach the Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures Code.
Duncan Lewis can also offer employers advice on handling grievances – including the legal requirement to handle a grievance in a “reasonable manner” and fairness in handling employee complaints – as well as advising on how to respond to an employee‘s grievance or handle a disciplinary matter.
An employment law specialist from Duncan Lewis can attend meetings with employers and employees, including disciplinary hearings – and can also advise at the appeal stage of an employee grievance or disciplinary matter.
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers can also attend mediation, arbitration or conciliation meetings with employers.
In cases where an employee is taking their case to an Employment Tribunal, Duncan Lewis can prepare documentation and witness statements in defence of a grievance or disciplinary claim – and can present the case on behalf of an employer to the tribunal, including defending claims brought under the following legislation:
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters, so can understand potentially contentious employment matters from both sides, including high-cost employment cases.
The Duncan Lewis employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small, in grievance and disciplinary matters under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and other relevant employment legislation.
Duncan Lewis also has successful departments covering civil liberties and the Human Rights Act, as well as finance, property and housing, family and childcare, mental health, personal injury and immigration law – all of which may be relevant or offer additional insight into employment matters.
Our in-house experts are on hand to advise whenever necessary in an employment matter.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options to suit all sizes of business:
If you have a problem with employment and a grievance or disciplinary matter, it is important to take legal advice as soon as possible before a situation escalates.
Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter – including advising on grievance and disciplinary procedures.
Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment disputes, including mediation in an employment dispute and defending claims at an Employment Tribunal.
Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.
For expert legal advice on employment law and managing disciplinary and grievance procedures, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.