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The Complete Dismissal Package

A Tips & Advice book about... 

In a nutshell

Since fees were abolished, the risk of a tribunal claim is greater than ever, so it's vitally important that your disciplinary and dismissal procedures are legally watertight. That's where this updated book comes in handy. It will fully equip you to deal with employment disputes in a legally secure and cost-effective way. Full of field-tested advice from our expert employment lawyers and covering all the stages leading up to dismissal, it's all you need to keep your business secure. And all for an incredible one-off cost.

In detail

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

  • Understanding and following the Acas Code of Practice
  • Getting the most from workplace mediation
  • Taking care of 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 and time consuming employment tribunal claim. The practical advice in this book will put you on the right side of the law in the event of such a claim.

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

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

  • Manage employment disputes in an effective way
  • Know how to safely follow the Acas Code of Practice
  • Avoid falling foul of 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...

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)performance/conduct letter

Equal opportunities policy

Grievance procedure

Job description and person specification

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

Settlement agreement

Specimen agreement

Warning + final warning of poor performance

Witness statement record

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