Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary Action – ML Solicitors Legal Advice; Is your company facing legal action following a disciplinary action against an employee? Do you require advice on the best course of action and representation when legal action is taken against your organisation? The commercial experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors are highly qualified in all fields surrounding UK Law for employment.

Carrying out a disciplinary is often a necessary process for employers to carry out as it can outline the wrong-doings of a particular employee. Should the employee continue to behave in a way that requires multiple disciplinary actions then the employer may be within their rights to dismiss the employee. However there are procedures which must be followed before a disciplinary can be made and steps which must be taken through the disciplinary process to ensure that it is fair and justifiable to do so.

The team at Michael Lewin Solicitors are able to assist your company in creating tailor-made procedures for the disciplinary process which both fits in with your company’s needs and UK Law. Failure to follow the correct procedures can result in the employee raising a case against the employer at an employment tribunal.

What are the main reasons disciplinary action can be taken against an employee? If my company is facing legal action will Michael Lewin Solicitors represent me to help my case?

The main reasons disciplinary action can be taken against an employee are gross misconduct breach of contract and discrimination from one employee to another. There are many other reasons why disciplinary action can be taken against an employee but regardless of the situation there are strict guidelines which must be followed when conducting a disciplinary.

UK law surrounding employment is constantly changing and it can be difficult and time-consuming for a company to keep up-to-date with UK law to ensure that their procedures match with those that comply with the regulations. The team at Michael Lewin Solicitors are able to keep up-to-date with any relevant changes and advise you on how it may affect your organisation.

Should your organisation already be facing legal action following disciplinary action of an employee then the employment law experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors are available to provide advice on your options throughout the dispute as well as provide legal representation. The team will always use their knowledge and experience to the best of their ability and provide bespoke advice to your organisation ensuring the best possible outcome to protect your finances and reputation as much as possible.

An article written on the Independent.ie website discusses how an employee at the Guinness Brewery was barred from his job after using another employee’s swipe card to gain access to the premises. The company disciplined him on the grounds of ?a serious breach of security and he was barred from the site.? Despite being offered work on the other sites which he refused Mr Campbell is claiming unfair dismissal as he was ?effectively unfairly dismissed without the proper disciplinary procedures being followed.? The case is still on-going.

If your organisation requires advice on how to conduct disciplinary action or is facing legal action such as the company above you should contact Michael Lewin Solicitors today on: 0113 200 9720.


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