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Our employment solicitors have the expertise to advise on all matters related to employee misconduct and poor performance.
It is rare that a manager does not at some stage have to deal with an employee's misconduct or poor performance. Employers should act with caution when disciplining, dismissing or terminating an employee's employment. The Law relating to unfair dismissal and the 2009 Acas Code of Practice as well as any written procedures or policies must be considered when conducting an investigation and subsequent disciplinary proceedings involving allegations of misconduct by an employee.
The commencement of disciplinary procedures can often lead to an employee's dismissal but it is vital disciplinary procedures are followed and not bypassed. Dismissing an employee without following any disciplinary procedure will usually be considered unfair by an employment tribunal. Furthermore, disciplinary procedures should not just be used for imposing punishment but should also be used as a tool to resolve workplace issues and improve poor performance.
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