Most employers take disciplinary decisions with the backdrop of unfair dismissal law weighing heavily on their minds. And if they don’t, they should. You can guide your clients through the disciplinary process and ensure they are familiar with the pitfalls and traps of unfair dismissal and discrimination law.

The lecture covers:-

  • how the law shapes your approach
  • misconduct as a fair reason for dismissal
  • the Acas Code of Practice
  • failure to follow the Code – impact on compensation payments
  • having contemporary and relevant disciplinary rules
  • defining gross misconduct
  • alternatives to formal disciplinary action
  • investigating the misconduct
  • opportunity to respond
  • reaching a decision
  • the importance of an appeal
  • protected types of conduct – automatically unfair reasons
  • checklists and top tips

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