Thursday, 16 April 2009

Apparent Differences Between New ACAS Procedure on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Briefly, the folowing seem to be the main differences with the new ACAS Code:

Failure to comply 25% adjustment only

Failure to raise grievance will not prevent claim being submitted

No extension of primary limitation period by raising grievance

Issuing of warnings must be handled in the same way as dismissals

New requirement that the employer must set out what action they will undertake as a result of the grievance procedure.

Employees must be informed of the right to be accompanied during disciplinary hearings.

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