Whatever your concerns with the disciplinary process we are able to provide advice and assistance throughout. We can support you on a ‘behind the scenes’ basis — offering discreet legal advice on your employment rights and the disciplinary process.
We can, of course, also act on a more direct basis — including writing letters to warn your employer of the potential implications of unfair disciplinary processes, or asking for clarification on the scope of investigations.
There is currently no automatic right to have legal representation at a disciplinary hearing, but the law seems to be moving towards allowing legal representation where the allegations are very serious and the employment is regulated by an external body (such as is the case for doctors, nurses, teachers and social workers, for example – see our Professional Regulatory pages for more information). We are happy to attend disciplinary hearings with you and argue for your right to have legal representation at the hearing.
If it is not possible for you to have a legal representative present, then we can provide additional legal support such as securing disclosure of all relevant documents, developing your key arguments and preparing you or your nominated supporter (who could be a friend or trade union official) to present your case effectively.
We are also experienced at offering advice and assistance on workplace grievances. If you have a grievance that has not been adequately addressed in your workplace, we can assist you through comprehensive analysis of your grievance, liaising with your employer and attending grievance meetings. We can also support you to take a grievance to an employment tribunal, where appropriate.
Please call our dedicated Employment Hotline for any advice or information on employment-related matters.
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