Discipline and grievances

A disciplinary procedure and grievance procedure permit employers to deal fairly and consistently with employee misconduct and complaints from employees about the workplace.

The “Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures” provides employers with the principles for handling workplace disciplinaries and grievances. Employment tribunals will take the code into account when considering relevant cases, with the possibility of a 25% adjustment in any compensation awarded.


End of furlough will lead to spike in tribunals

Employers could see a surge in tribunal claims when the furlough scheme ends in September, according to a study.

Worker with cancer sacked on the spot awarded £2.5m pay out

30 Apr 2021

Man who was sacked following terse emails has received a pay out for unfair dismissal, unfavourable treatment and disability-related harassment.

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Firefighter who called gay colleague ‘half a man’ wins £12k pay out

7 Apr 2021

A firefighter who called a short gay colleague ‘half a man’ has been awarded more than £12,000 because of the way his employer dismissed him.

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EY drops appeal against whistleblower judgment

30 Mar 2021

EY has dropped its appeal against a judgment ordering it to pay $10.8m to a whistleblower who raised money laundering concerns.

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Deloitte D&I champion resigns over bullying allegations

5 Mar 2021

Dimple Agarwal, Deloitte's deputy chief executive and managing partner of its People and Purpose group, is facing an internal investigation into bullying claims.

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Nurse who blew whistle on race-based shift allocation wins £26k compensation

23 Feb 2021

A paediatric nurse who alleged racial discrimination and was banned from booking shifts as a result has been awarded £26,000 in compensation.

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Tube driver injured at work was unfairly dismissed

16 Feb 2021

Lisa Stewart was accused by London Underground of dishonestly claiming she had been injured at work.

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Imperial College top executives under scrutiny for bullying

15 Feb 2021

Two university leaders are under formal investigation by the Office for Students after accusations of bullying staff.
Alice Gast, president...

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Tesco manager sacked for restraining thief wins £43,000

27 Jan 2021

A Tesco store manager fired for manhandling a shoplifter has been awarded £43,100 for unfair dismissal at the employment tribunal.

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Worker wins race discrimination claim at curry supplier

20 Jan 2021

A man who worked for a curry supplier has won a race discrimination claim after being told he did not...

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Less than 10% of police officers accused of misconduct are dismissed

18 Jan 2021

Figures show few officers investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct are dismissed after gross misconduct claims.

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Postman wins unfair dismissal case over public urination

8 Jan 2021

An employment judge found that the real reason behind the dismissal was the postman's union activities and poor relationship with his line manager.

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‘Aggressive’ tactics used to ditch senior execs who are working at home

8 Jan 2021

Some employers in sectors badly effected by the pandemic have resorted to aggressive tactics with the aim of cutting senior...

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Car worker who missed 808 shifts wins unfair dismissal decision

4 Jan 2021

A Jaguar Land Rover worker who was absent for 808 shifts in 20 years has won his legal battle over unfair dismissal.

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Exercise bike entrepreneur launches unfair dismissal case

7 Dec 2020

Ratna Singh, founder of Birmingham-based Integrated Health Partners, was dismissed as chief executive in October but is fighting to be reinstated.

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