Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, Absence and Performance Management

Advising in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures, and providing guidance on absence and performance management, is one of our core areas of employment law expertise.
 

For employers, it is often important that advice is taken on these issues as soon as they arise, even if your policies and procedures are up to date. Frequently these cases are difficult to deal with and complications easily arise. Mishandling the situation can lead to various claims in the employment tribunal and therefore ensuring appropriate management of such issues from the outset is key. Our team is well acquainted in advising HR professionals and managers on internal investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and absence and performance management, to minimise the risk of tribunal claims.

When advising senior executives in such situations, we understand the emotional pressure of being subject to internal processes. We offer legal and practical guidance through what is often a difficult time. We will assist you in terms of how to put your best case forward, whether you are the subject of disciplinary investigation, poor performance allegations, or ill health capability proceedings.

We will ensure that we understand the issues and your requirements, and advise you on the best strategy available in order to achieve your business goals and protect your interests.

Kingsley Napley’s criminal and regulatory law pedigree means that we have in-depth experience of disciplinary investigations and cases involving alleged workplace wrongdoing. We regularly work with our business and financial crime, professional discipline and regulatory colleagues across the firm to ensure that such cases are handled appropriately from all angles.  

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