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Discipline and Grievance Policies (ACAS Compliant)

If you get this wrong you could face an Employment Tribunal

Disciplinary Procedure

Following correct disciplinary procedures is vital to ensure disciplinary issues are properly dealt with. If you get this wrong, you may need to face an Employment Tribunal with a case flawed by poor disciplinary procedures or bad advice.

Proper arrangements to air employee grievances can significantly improve your employee relations. All organisations should have a grievance procedure in place to address employee's discontent, in particular dealing with any grievance against their manager.

The disciplinary and grievance template procedures and advice on this page are compliant with the ACAS code of practice and will give your business the tools necessary to ensure you deal effectively with all employee discipline and grievance issues.

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Policy and Document Downloads

1. Disciplinary Procedure
This is a simple procedure which meets all the necessary legal requirements, which you can download and adapt for your organisation.

2. Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
this is a more formal in-depth procedure which also includes template letters.

3. Grievance Procedure
This procedure has been written so you can adapt it for your organisation. It has been updated in line with the ACAS Code of Practice to include a section on mediation.

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Employer Pack
A complete set of hundreds of business templates (including model discipline and grievance policy templates) in one fully integrated product, every document you’ll probably ever need to manage your staff and your business. From £24 for individual theme folders to £49 for the complete package.

Mediation - An Employers Guide

Chartered Institute Of Personnel and Development and ACAS guide providing detailed information on implementing mediation in the workplace.

Useful Links

Handling Disciplinaries
Information from the Government website.

ACAS Code - Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

The Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures gives practical guidance for handling such issues in the workplace. Failure to follow the Code doesn't make the company liable to proceedings but an employment tribunal will take it into account when considering relevant cases.

Handling Grievances
Government website on how to manage employee grievances