Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Events and Training

Managing Employees – Misconduct and Grievances


An introduction to help managers recognise misconduct and grievance issues outlining the approach to take in managing the process. Considering when a “light touch” approach versus a formal process is appropriate.

Topics covered:

  • Which Policy applies? Outline of Performance, Disciplinary, Absence from Work and Grievance Policies
  • Misconduct – what standards apply?
  • The need for a Disciplinary Policy and to follow a process when dealing with misconduct
  • Establishing a fair dismissal
  • Who is covered by the Disciplinary Policy
  • The disciplinary investigation – who should carry this out and its scope
  • Serious misconduct and suspending employees
  • Obtaining appropriate evidence during the investigation
  • The purpose of the investigation report – is there a case to answer?
  • The disciplinary hearing, decision process and disciplinary appeal
  • Unfair dismissal and the value of a claim
  • Recognising grievances – format they may arise in and assessing the nature of the concern
  • Managing grievances – an informal versus a formal approach
  • Areas to watch out for
  • Case studies


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