Discipline and Grievance

by Kate Russell

Discipline and Grievance

This topic will help you to manage your staff effectively, avoiding the common pitfalls. It sets out the legal requirements applicable during the discipline and grievance process, best practice and some useful hints and tips to help you guide workers back to the required standards saving you time, money and effort.

Getting it wrong can be both expensive and frustrating. The following sobering statistics give us a clue.

  • Applications to tribunal soared to from an annual average of 50,000 in the 1990s to 170,000 in 2001.
  • Applications for unfair dismissal form about half of the applications every year.
  • Ex-employees win approximately 40 per cent of unfair dismissal cases.
Note

Your organisation may have its own policies that relate to this topic. You should always check these policies before taking any action that could carry personal or organisational liabilities, and seek qualified advice if there is an apparent conflict between your organisation’s policies and the content of this topic.

This is the UK version of Alchemy Performance Assistant and the references to laws and statutes relate to the United Kingdom.

 

Note: Throughout this topic ‘he’ and ‘him’ is intended to include both male and female employees and workers.

Copyright © Kate Russell