Employment

Key Employment Law Data

Dealing with misconduct

  • First of all, ensure you have read both the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (“the Acas Code”) and your own company disciplinary rules and procedures.
  • Be aware that both employer and employee should follow the Acas Code. A failure to follow a procedure prescribed in the Acas Code can make a dismissal unfair. In addition, if either party has unreasonably failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Acas Code, the employment tribunal has the discretion to adjust any compensation award by up to 25% (depending on which party was at fault), if it is just and equitable to do so.
  • Deal with minor misconduct issues (e.g. poor timekeepin...