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