Handling a disciplinary and grievance issue is never pleasant, you can ask Expert HR Solutions for advice and even a process flow map or we can attend on site to help as both note-taker and advisor making the process as easy as is possible.
Disciplinary issues fall into two main categories: misconduct for minor infringements or gross misconduct which can result in summary dismissal. Once you employ people a disciplinary and grievance policy is a legal requirement and we can write one that meets your business needs.
Don’t forget our Gold and Platinum advice line service provide t peace of mind with their tribunal insurance protection but we are more than happy to help on a case by case basis.
A thorough investigation into any misconduct or a grievance allegation must be undertaken. The investigating officer cannot be involved with any subsequent hearing and the person hearing the appeal cannot have been previously involved. For small businesses this creates a problem as they often do not have sufficient managers to have three impartial people, Expert HR Solutions can help by providing qualified credible and impartial people to chair the meetings.
Some employees who underperform because they do not have the necessary skills to do their job and some or absent so often they can’t get through their fair share of the workload. Both scenarios are capability issues but the way they need to be handled are very different. Expert HR Solutions can write a capability policy and provide guidance on how to manage an employee back to full performance or out of their business.
Particular care is needed in handling ill health dismissals to ensure you will not be faced with a disability discrimination claim.
Email us or ring now for help with these issues on 01202 611033.