LRD Booklets September 2000

Disciplinary and grievance procedures - a guide to the new law

Introduction (616 words)

From 4 September 2000 workers acquire important new legal rights to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings. These changes, introduced as a result ...

1. The new rights in brief (1471 words)

Section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 gives workers the right to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings. To benefit from the ...

2. The right to be accompanied (2347 words)

From 4 September 2000 any worker invited or instructed to attend a disciplinary or grievance hearing has the right to take along a companion ...

3. How to handle disciplinary hearings (5439 words)

The law does not require that employers have a disciplinary procedure. However, the ACAS code strongly recommends that they do, particularly since, whether or ...

4. Handling grievances (1309 words)

Until now the law has had nothing specific to say about grievance procedures. The previous ACAS code only dealt with disciplinary procedures. Whether or ...