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The Complete Dismissal Package

All you need to know about disciplinary procedures, workplace mediation and tribunal claims

A Tips & Advice book about... 

In a nutshell

This book will fully equip you to deal with employment disputes in a sensible, cost-effective way. It provides you with practical advice on all stages leading up to dismissal. Full of field-tested tips, it ensures your disciplinary and dismissal procedures are legally watertight.

In detail

This book details every intricate element of the dismissal process. It's split into three parts:

  • Understanding and following the Acas Code of Practice
  • Getting the most from workplace mediation
  • Getting to grips with employment tribunal procedure if the dispute ends in a claim

Every employer knows the importance of following a good disciplinary and dismissal procedure. Make a mistake and you're likely to be on the receiving end of an expensive employment tribunal claim. The practical advice in this book is all you need to play it safe.

We've created this Tips & Advice book especially for... 

Business owners, employers, personnel managers, personnel consultants and HR staff that want to:

  • Cost-effectively deal with employment disputes
  • Know how to safely follow the Acas Code of Practice
  • Avoid falling foul of any tribunal claims

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice book... 

An online service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice Book you'll read about...

Table of contents


Chapter 1 - Disciplinary and grievance procedures

1.1. What’s happened to the statutory procedures?

1.2. The Acas Code of Practice

1.3. Disciplinary matters - the Code

1.4. Grievances - the Code

1.5. The supplementary Acas guidance

1.6. Disciplinary matters - the guidance

1.7. Grievances - the guidance

Chapter 2 - Mediation and the Acas Code of Practice

2.1. Mediation: an overview

2.2. Mediation in the workplace

2.3. Choosing an internal mediator

2.4. Selecting external mediators

2.5. The mediation process

2.6. Mediation troubleshooting

Chapter 3 - Avoiding and managing employment tribunal claims

3.1. Who can bring a tribunal claim?

3.2. Starting a tribunal claim

3.3. Responding to the claim

3.4. Acas and the statutory conciliation process

3.5. Using settlement agreements to your advantage

3.6. Preparing for a tribunal hearing

3.7. At the tribunal hearing

3.8. Common concerns

3.9. Useful links

Chapter 4 - Documents

Capability procedure

Disciplinary procedure

Dismissal on notice due to unsatisfactory performance/conduct letter

Dismissal with notice letter (misconduct)

Equal opportunities policy

Grievance procedure

Job description

Letter inviting employee to mediation

Letter to external mediator

Mediation checklist

Mediation policy

Notice of disciplinary appeal hearing

Notice of performance review meeting

Notification of disciplinary hearing

Notification of potential dismissal meeting

Sample form COT3

Sample witness statement

Settlement agreement

Specimen agreement

Written warning and final written warming

The Complete Dismissal Package

  • Details every step of the dismissal process
  • For complete legal safety in your disciplinary procedures
  • Full of highly practical tips and advice
  • Including Online Service with ready-to-use documents
  • 168 pages
  • Free UK delivery

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