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ACAS CODE

Does the Acas Code apply to ill-health dismissals?

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? More...

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Can you refuse a potentially unruly companion?

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? More...

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Workplace companions and confidentiality

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? More...

DISCIPLINARY MATTERS

The right to be accompanied

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? More...

ACAS CODE OF PRACTICE

Revised Acas Code of Practice

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Disciplinary hearings: a first time for everything

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? More...

DISCIPLINARY MATTERS

Minor problems and informal discussions

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? More...

APPEALS

Appeals: when are they out of time?

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? More...

POOR PERFORMANCE

Q&A - can we issue a verbal warning?

ACAS CODE OF PRACTICE

Code of Practice to be amended

Acas has confirmed that it will amend its Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance Procedures because part of it is wrong. What do you need to know? More...
Last updated: 07.12.2018

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