Undertaking disciplinary and grievance proceedings can often be a difficult, time-consuming exercise.
Our employment specialists have extensive experience of advising clients on complex workplace disputes. We can guide you through the investigation process and we will ensure that the procedure you follow is fair and efficient, allowing you to reach a timely resolution for the benefit of your business. If your concerns regarding an employee are performance related, we can assist with the capability process and help to put in place effective performance plans, minimising the risk of a potential claim in the future.
Of course, dismissing an employee for a reason other than one allowed by law, without following the correct procedure or giving adequate notice, may lead to a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal against the business. If you are concerned about the ramifications of terminating an employee’s employment we can advise you of the potential risks and, if appropriate, help draft and negotiate a settlement agreement to prevent a claim from being pursued.
We have produced a series of guides to assist employers in this complex area, which can be viewed via the links below:
For further information or advice, please contact the Employment Team on 0800 088 6004.