Article Database - Topic: 'ACAS Code of Practice' - Keyword: 'Disciplinary procedures'

 
Tear up the old Acas guidance! Publication date: 21.03.2019
Article database » ACAS Code of Practice » Disciplinary procedures
Tear up the old Acas guidance!..Important update. The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the Code ) gives employers practical guidance on handling disciplinary matters and grievances in the workplace. Failure to follow the Code won’t automatically render you liable to proceedings, but the tribunal will take any failure...
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Does the Acas Code apply to ill-health dismissals? Publication date: 30.08.2016
Article database » Performance/capability » Poor performance
The Acas Code of Practice must be followed wherever misconduct or poor performance is suspected. But what if you’re looking to dismiss someone on capability grounds due to their ill health? Must you follow the Code then?
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Can you refuse a potentially unruly companion? Publication date: 15.01.2016
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary proceedings
All employees have the statutory right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing. But what if someone selects a companion who has behaved badly at a previous hearing? Can you refuse their choice?
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Workplace companions and confidentiality Publication date: 29.06.2015
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary matters
In certain circumstances an employee has the right to be accompanied by a workplace companion. Nevertheless, you don’t want the person they appoint breaching anyone’s confidentiality. How can you make this clear?
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The right to be accompanied Publication date: 09.04.2015
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary procedures
On 11 March 2015 a revised Acas Code of Practice came into force; it now properly sets out the law relating to the right to be accompanied. Does this particular right apply to employees with less than two years’ service?
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Revised Acas Code of Practice Publication date: 12.02.2015
Article database » ACAS Code of Practice » Disciplinary procedures
Revised Acas Code of Practice..Workplace companion. In 2013, in Toal v GB Oils Limited 2013 , the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures misrepresented the law regarding an employee’s right to be accompanied by a workplace companion. The position is that, providing: (1) the person selected...
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Disciplinary hearings: a first time for everything Publication date: 06.11.2014
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary proceedings
A manager has been asked to conduct a disciplinary hearing. The trouble is, it’s their first time and they’ve confessed to being “a bit nervous about the whole thing”. How can you ensure they don’t trip up or forget something?
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Minor problems and informal discussions Publication date: 22.10.2014
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary matters
In cases of minor misconduct or poor performance you should always try to resolve the matter informally rather than launching straight into formal proceedings. But what must you always do at the end of that discussion?
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Appeals: when are they out of time? Publication date: 27.06.2014
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary procedures
As the Acas Code of Practice states, your employees must be given the right to appeal against disciplinary and grievance decisions. But how long do they have to challenge you about them?
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Q&A - can we issue a verbal warning? Publication date: 13.12.2013
Article database » Misconduct » Misconduct
Q&A - can we issue a verbal warning?.. Q. If a situation involving minor poor performance arises, can we give the employee concerned a formal verbal warning? A. Formal verbal warnings are no longer available to employers as a disciplinary sanction because they were removed when the Acas Code of Practice came into force. The main disciplinary sanctions...
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