On 13 th June 2018 the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and upheld rulings (by the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal) that a plumber was a worker for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act...
Dealing with employee issues can be time consuming and costly for a business. They need to be dealt with efficiently to minimise disruption to the business. We can advise on whether we think employment tribunal proceedings are likely to ensue and on steps which you could take to mitigate those risks.
How should we deal with a disciplinary issue?
In relation to disciplinary matters, we can advise you on all aspects of the disciplinary process including but not limited to suspension, compliance with the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, identifying lines of enquiry, possible sanctions, the employee’s right to be accompanied and appeals and draft any correspondence including invitations to meetings.
What should I do if an employee raises a grievance?
In relation to grievance matters, it is important to try and resolve complaints quickly to prevent them escalating and to minimise the risk of employment tribunal claims. We can advise on all aspects of the grievance process including but not limited to identifying lines of enquiry, possible sanctions, the employee’s right to be accompanied and appeals and draft any correspondence to seek to protect you, to the extent possible.
Should I have a grievance or disciplinary policy?
In addition to helping with the day-to-day conduct of procedures, we can provide bespoke policies to help streamline the process and enable you to deal with the procedures in a consistent and confident manner.