Focus On: Grievance, Discipline and Dismissals Half Day Workshop

Indicative course content (tailored to audience requirements and business need):

  • The legal significance of workplace discipline and grievance procedures, and their relationship with the best practice advocated through the ACAS code
  • The five statutory potential fair dismissals
  • The effective investigation of allegations of misconduct, including the important ‘Burchell’ test
  • Separation of powers; who investigates, who hears the disciplinary and who hears any appeal against the sanction?
  • How to identify and respond to grievances
  • Investigation of grievances including those against managers, and procedural steps to be taken
  • ‘Overlapping issues’. How do you manage the grievance that is about the disciplinary itself?
  • Advice on the conduct of meetings and representation in hearings
  • Burden and standard of proof in misconduct cases explained
  • Appropriate sanctions, including warnings etc.
  • Practical resolutions to grievances leading to successful outcomes.

Who is the course for?

  • The course is principally aimed at all those in your organisation who might have responsibility: for (a) investigations; (b) those chairing disciplinary hearings; and (c) any person hearing appeals against the decisions in disciplinary hearings.
  • HR professionals required managing the process and advising panels.

For more information, to book a space and to hold this workshop in your organisation