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Dismissal Documents

A range of documents covering every disciplinary and dismissal scenario

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Exit questionnaire
Asking employees who have resigned to complete an exit questionnaire and attend an exit interview will enable you to gather useful information about their reasons for leaving. It will also enable you to identify problems and to take steps to sort these out before the employee leaves, thus decreasing... Read more
DOWNLOAD October 2020
Type: Miscellaneous
Notice of disciplinary appeal hearing
If you deny an employee the right to appeal against a disciplinary sanction or dismissal, you will be acting unfairly and in breach of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. Use our notice of disciplinary appeal hearing letter when an employee appeals against a disciplinary... Read more
DOWNLOAD October 2020
Type: Letter
Settlement agreement
When you want to prevent an employee from issuing proceedings in relation to the infringement of their statutory employment rights on termination of their employment, consider going down the settlement agreement route. This is an alternative to going through time-consuming dismissal procedures. In addition,... Read more
DOWNLOAD September 2020
Type: Agreement
Disciplinary procedure
Dealing with conduct and other disciplinary matters is one of the most difficult challenges for any employer. Make a wrong move and an employee can exact a high price. And even if you've a good reason to take action, tribunals demand that you follow the right procedure to the letter. Our disciplinary... Read more
DOWNLOAD July 2020
Type: Procedure
Capability procedure
Dealing with an employee's poor performance can be particularly difficult where you know they are simply incapable of fulfilling the tasks and duties expected of them in their role, so they aren't really to blame. Our capability procedure ensures you deal with the problem both fairly and sympathetically.What... Read more
DOWNLOAD July 2020
Type: Procedure
Grievance procedure
Your grievance procedure should play a crucial role in how you deal with staff complaints. Use our procedure to set out the steps that an employee with a grievance relating to their employment should take, but be aware that they can still issue employment tribunal proceedings against you even where they... Read more
DOWNLOAD July 2020
Type: Procedure
Letter appointing a disciplinary investigation manager
Where disciplinary allegations are made against an employee, the first stage is to appoint a manager to conduct an investigation, the purpose of which is to ascertain whether or not there is a potential disciplinary case for the employee to answer. Use our letter to do this.Role of the investigating... Read more
DOWNLOAD April 2020
Type: Letter
Letter to accompany settlement agreement
Once you have negotiated a settlement with the employee in principle, you will need to draft an agreement and give it to them with a covering letter explaining the requirement that they seek independent legal advice in connection with its content.The negotiation processWhen you produce a draft Settlement... Read more
DOWNLOAD August 2019
Type: Letter
Suspension letter
In cases of gross or very serious misconduct, you should give careful consideration to suspending the employee for a brief period during your disciplinary investigation and pending a formal disciplinary hearing. Use our suspension letter for this purpose.Suspension from dutyIf there's an allegation... Read more
DOWNLOAD June 2019
Type: Letter
Letter confirming payment in lieu of notice
Where you've stated an employee isn't required to work out their notice period and instead will be paid in lieu of notice, use our letter to confirm the PILON payment. You need to work out whether it's a contractual payment or not.Contractual payment or damages?Where there's an express clause in the... Read more
DOWNLOAD November 2018
Type: Letter
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