Disciplinary & dismissal procedures

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Unfortunately, there may be circumstances when disciplining or even dismissing employees is unavoidable. 

If a member of staff has behaved in way that you feel is worthy of disciplinary action, appropriate procedures must be followed in order to guarantee a fair and transparent process, as well as protect the company from the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim. 

Before dismissing an employee, it is crucial to understand the grounds set out in employment legislation under which a dismissal may be deemed fair, and the associated requirements in each given situation, such as:

  • misconduct;
  • capability;
  • ill-health;
  • poor performance; or 
  • redundancy. 

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What do we do?

Our expert employment lawyers are skilled at helping organisations to define and implement disciplinary and dismissal procedures and policies that are tailored to the needs of your organisation. 

We can advise on individual cases to ensure that your business acts in a way that is fair, compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, and minimises exposure to risk. This area of employment law can be tricky to navigate and it is important to seek legal advice at an early stage. This can prevent situations from escalating, and can save you substantial time, money and hassle in the long run.

As well as disciplinary and dismissal procedures, our team are experienced in advising on workplace investigations, employment litigation and tribunals, and redundancy in a pragmatic and empathetic manner. 

Who do we help?

We work with organisations of all sizes, typically working closely with HR, people and talent teams or senior executives and business owners. We advise on all aspects of the employee-employer relationship. 

The breadth of experience and strength of the team is excellent.
Chambers UK, 2024

How much does this cost?

We take a pragmatic approach in relation to price, providing clients with a variety of options, including fixed fees, for advice at different stages of the dispute process. 

In terms of an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim, we publish pricing guidance as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority price transparency rules.

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