All businesses encounter problems with staff members at one time or another, so making sure you have written rules in place to refer to is essential.

At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, we are experienced at helping businesses draw up and implement disciplinary and grievance procedures to help you confront and deal with issues, such as poor performance, bad time keeping and absence, quickly and with confidence.

Failure to follow proper procedure can damage, not only individual relationships, but destabilise the workforce as a whole, which can ultimately result in an unfair dismissal claim, if an employer has failed to follow a fair and reasonable procedure before taking disciplinary action against an employee.

Having a Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure means that all acts of misconduct can be dealt with quickly and with confidence, issues of poor performance can be addressed and employees are more fairly and effectively managed which, in turn, leads to a happier and more stable workforce.

We can draft appropriate procedures to meet the needs of the business and provide advice to both employers and employees who are faced with or are considering taking such action.

For more information or to discuss how we can assist you please e-mail Stuart Snelson or Paula Stuart or telephone 01908 692769.