There are a number of steps required for the compliant disciplining of employees, which all employers should adhere to if they are to avoid potentially expensive lawsuits. Although there are no statutory requirements with regard to the discipline and dismissal of employees, employers are expected to follow the good-practice advice set out in the revised Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures. If you fail to follow these guidelines and the issue ends up at an employment tribunal, the tribunal could increase the employee's compensation by up to 25 per cent.
At MyLawyer, we have produced a comprehensive pack of letters and documents that enable an employer to follow the disciplinary process step-by-step.
Our employee 'Discipline and dismissal (pack)', includes a compromise agreement together with the following letters: