Disciplinary and Grievance
Handling a disciplinary and grievance issue is never pleasant, but with The HR Dept’s advice you can be reassured that you will comply with the required legal process and we can also attend on site to make the whole experience as painless as possible.
Disciplinary issues fall into two main categories: misconduct for minor infringements or gross misconduct which can result in summary dismissal. We can provide you with a disciplinary and grievance policy that meets your business needs.
Of course our advice line service provides the ultimate peace of mind by providing tribunal insurance protection but we are more than happy to help on a case by case basis.
A thorough investigation into any misconduct or a grievance allegation must be undertaken, apart from where the situation is obvious. The investigating officer cannot be involved with any subsequent hearing and this is where using The HR Dept provides impartiality and solves the problem for smaller firms who do not have the resource in-house.
There are some employees who under-perform because they do not have the necessary skills to do their job or others who have had so much time off sick that an unfair burden is placed on the rest of the team. To handle these situations an employer needs a capability policy and guidance on how to manage an employee back to full performance or, if necessary, out of their business.
Particular care is needed in handling ill health dismissals to ensure you will not be faced with a disability discrimination claim. Call us for help on +353 (76) 6805 745.