Unfortunately, at some point disciplinary matters and grievances are likely to arise in the workplace.
Disciplinary matters arise where, amongst other things, an employer takes action in relation to allegations of misconduct or poor performance. Grievances, on the other hand, arise where an employee has a complaint, concern or problem about any aspect their work.
We can help with any stage of the disciplinary and grievance process. We are able to help guide you through the process to ensure that your employer adopts a fair procedure and are able to help you prepare for any meetings by analysing evidence and witness statements. We can also help you with any subsequent appeal. We have successfully helped clients remain in employment or secure re-employment, and have also helped clients secure financial settlements to leave their employment under settlement agreements .
We can advise on representation at any disciplinary or grievance meeting, and can arrange to have a qualified trade union official at the meeting to represent you and make sure you are supported – even if you aren’t a member of a trade union.
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Employment Law - Katie Ash on Settlement Agreements
Katie Ash explains and answers some questions about settlement agreements.
My employer has furloughed me, but wants me to undertake some work for them. Is that okay?
Head of Employment Law, Katie Ash answers this frequently asked question "Unless you are volunteering for your employer under Public Health England guidance, then the guidance to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) confirms that no work must be undertaken by employees during a period of furlough.
Employees negligence can amount to gross misconduct
The Court of Appeal recently ruled that a senior manager’s negligence in failing to ensure that a colleague followed company policy could amount to gross misconduct justifying the manager’s summary dismissal.
Do employers care about their employees financial well-being?
A recent study has found that only one in three employees believes their employer cares about their financial wellness.
Need to Sort out Your Finances?
Around 50% of us make a New Year’s Resolution to 'sort out the finances’ but for most of us it's more of a wish than a firm commitment to take action. Looking at the January appointments we’ve had with wealth management clients here are the topics that we’ve discussed most often. If you’re determined to sort out your finances, these may give you some food for thought.