Advice for Handling Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

It is good practice to have disciplinary and grievance policies and procedures in place. It can govern the steps management and HR should follow when a dispute arises and complaints are made by employees or when an employee is not performing to a satisfactory level or behaves badly at work.

If a grievance or disciplinary procedure is not followed, it can lead to employment tribunal claims. Particularly in relation to dismissal, even if the dismissal itself is justified, poor handling of the disciplinary procedure can also result in a successful unfair dismissal claim. It is particularly important to ensure a proper handling of the grievance procedure when complaints are made about discrimination or harassment. Failure to deal with the grievance effectively can lead to costly discrimination claim or victimisation claim which can have serious implications for the businesses reputation and financially.

Before disciplining an employee for poor performance, it is important to consider whether there are any underlying reasons for the poor performance. If poor performance stems from any underlying disability, then taking any action at all could lead to a discrimination claim.

Our team are experts in managing the employer-employee relationship, and can provide specialist advice regarding any disciplinary or grievance procedure. Headed up by our employment solicitor and partner, Yunus Lunat, we will provide commercial, pragmatic advice to reduce the risk of any employment tribunal claim.

If one of your employees has raised a grievance, or you are planning to take disciplinary action, give us a call on 0113 284 5000, or send us an enquiry.

Client Testimonials

Yunus Lunat

Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.

David Howson

Employment for Businesses
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2020-06-09T12:03:18+01:00

David Howson

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.
I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.

Ian

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:25:22+00:00

Ian

I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.
Very good help & service

Riyaz

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:32:56+00:00

Riyaz

Very good help & service
Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.

Jayne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:33:24+00:00

Jayne

Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.
Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.

Joanne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:17+00:00

Joanne

Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.
Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.

Janice

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:54+00:00

Janice

Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.
Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.

Roger

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:36:11+00:00

Roger

Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.
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