Disciplinary Procedure In Leeds
Disciplinary Procedure – ML Expert Solicitors; Are you an employer who is looking for legal assistance in drafting a formal disciplinary procedure to be used within your organisation in Leeds? Then don?t hesitate to call the highly qualified commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss your company’s needs and discover how our extremely dedicated team could work on your behalf to ensure that your organisation has a legal fair and clear disciplinary procedure that can be followed by Management and can avoid misunderstandings for your employees.
The ACAS Code of Practice for Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures provides guidance for employers with regards to dealing with issues fairly and also applies to employees. The Code states that:
? Employers and employees should raise and deal with issues promptly and should not unreasonably delay meetings decisions or confirmation of those decisions
? Employers and employees should act consistently
? Employers should carry out any necessary investigations to establish the facts of the case
? Employers should inform employees of the basis of the problem and give them an opportunity to put their case in response before any decisions are made
? Employers should allow employees to be accompanied at any formal disciplinary or grievance meeting
? Employers should allow an employee to appeal against any formal decision made
Has an employee brought a claim against you to an employment tribunal after your organisation’s disciplinary procedure was used to take action against them at the place of work in Leeds? If so the highly skilled professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could use their vast experience in successfully handling cases that involve both employment and commercial law to provide representation for your company to negotiate an out-of-court settlement by conciliation or arbitration where possible or provide a strong defence that protects the company’s best interests should litigation be unavoidable.
Whilst breaking the ACAS Code does not make a person or organisation liable to have legal proceedings brought against them it can be taken to account by employment tribunal is when considering relevant cases.
ACAS state that "Tribunals will also be able to adjust any awards made in relevant cases by up to 25 per cent for unreasonable failure to comply with any provision of the Code".
It’s in the best interests of organisations to comply with the ACAS Code at all times when taking disciplinary action or acting on grievances that have been raised by their employees. The experienced professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could work on behalf of your organisation to ensure that any disciplinary or grievance procedures that have drafted in to be followed within your business to conform to the Code.
If you require expert legal assistance with regards to drafting a formal disciplinary procedure for your organisation in Leeds or representation in dispute resolution either alternative or at an employment tribunal hearing as an employee or former employee has brought a claim against you following disciplinary action you should consult the commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss your case on: 0113 200 9720.
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