Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures can be a real mine field for a lot of employers both small and large. Here at Aeris Employment Law we understand that no good employer seeks to take employees down the route of Disciplinaries but this can sometimes be inevitable and as a result can lead to Grievances and more importantly become very costly. We are therefore here to help you reduce this risk with our expert knowledge and industry leading advice around the subject.
How can we help with your Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures?
While no good employer would deny the need for employment law to protect both themselves and their employees, the fact remains that disputes over disciplinary issues can prove extremely costly for businesses. As an example, an unfair dismissal case could cost you up to a year’s gross salary for the employee or £80,541, whichever is less. Aeris Employment Law is here to help you reduce the risk of having to make such a payout and, just as importantly, maintain your peace of mind. This is why it is so important to have a disciplinary procedure for employers.
The disciplinary process can be one of the most complicated areas of employment law for businesses to navigate. It would be wonderful to think that bosses and staff could simply coexist by being reasonable, but without clear guidelines about exactly what staff can and can’t do, and how you will deal with any breaches, you run the risk of costly and time-consuming legal challenges. Remember that it’s not just major incidents that can cause problems: seemingly minor issues such as staff being rude or persistently late can easily blow up into employment law problems if not handled properly.
There for you now and in the future
Aeris Employment Law isn’t just there for you when you need to defend yourself against a legal claim. We can also work with you to develop clear disciplinary guidelines to minimise the chances of problems and disputes arising in the first place. We can even physically handle the HR process and paperwork.
We understand many of our clients come to us because they are in a difficult position: big enough to have employees and run the risk of disciplinary problems, but too small to make having a full-time employment advisor on staff financially unviable. That’s why we offer a range of pricing options. We offer a monthly retainer package but it’s not compulsory: you are more than welcome to use our services only as and when you need them. Whatever arrangement you choose, we will still offer you a dedicated point of contact so you can get 24/7 advice as soon as any problem arises.
Even if you only use us on an “as needed” basis, you still get a big advantage over hiring in-house employment support : we have a team of legal staff at your disposal meaning you get the benefit of both our combined experience and a range of specialist knowledge and expertise to cover every aspect of disciplinary issues, misconduct/gross misconduct and breaches of codes of conduct or policies.
We keep on top of both changes in employment law and changes in the type of disciplinary issues that arise. For example, issues relating to staff use of social media.
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Karin Henson is an expert UK employment law solicitor
If you think redundancies are likely or you’re planning some kind of reorganization, Aeris Employment Solicitors expert solicitors can advise you on what you need to think about. Our advice is pragmatic and straightforward.
For more information on how we can help with redundancies or any UK employment law issue, contact our specialist UK employment law solicitor Karin Henson on 0121 392 7479 or please complete our online inquiry form.