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disciplinary and grievance procedures

All companies encounter problems with staff members at one time or another, so it is essential to have written policies in place that you can refer to. Our Employment Lawyers are experienced in helping employers draw up and implement disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Disciplinary Procedure

We can draft a disciplinary procedure to meet the needs of the business and will help you deal with issues such as:

  • poor performance
  • misconduct
  • absence

Failure to follow a proper procedure can damage individual relationships and also destabilise the workforce as a whole – which can result in an unfair dismissal claim. We can support your business through this process, so that any acts of misconduct and poor performance can be dealt with appropriately. This ensures that your employees are treated fairly and managed effectively, which in turn leads to a happier and more productive workforce.

Grievance Procedure

There may be times when an employee is unhappy in the workplace and they lodge a formal grievance.  The grievance may relate to issues such as:

  • bullying at work
  • excessive workload
  • a change to their terms and conditions
  • poor management-employee relations

Our Employment Law team can provide advice and guidance to support you through the handling and management of the grievance process so you can respond with confidence.

Ways we can help:

  • We can draft policies
  • We can advise you on how to handle a disciplinary/grievance hearing
  • We can draft documents and letters
  • We can advise you of the possible outcomes and any risks

To make an appointment to speak to one of our Employment Solicitors call Paula Stuart on 07887 998799 or Stuart Snelson on 07715 110425

For the essential employment law information download our free Pocket Guide to Employment Law.

What our clients say:

“Thank you for your assistance in this matter.  Your friendly professionalism, combined with expertise, was reassuring. We appreciated the excellent communication throughout, and were very pleased with the outcome.  Your assistance brought about a swift and satisfactory resolution.  I have completed the satisfaction form – 100% satisfied!”  Peter Cant, Quovidion Ltd

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The Employment Team

  • Stuart Snelson Partner
    Employment 07715 110425
    Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law.   His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.


  • Paula Stuart Partner
    Employment 01908 689345
    Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’