Call now: 0203 319 1649
Call now: 0203 319 1649
A compliant and down-to-earth approach for employers to resolve employee performance, conduct, attendance and other disciplinary issues
Difficult conversations with employees can be stressful and emotionally charged. Add in your responsibility as an employer to follow strict legal procedures and they can become more complex, risky and overwhelming…
We understand that taking disciplinary action is tough. But thankfully you don’t have to do it alone. Even better – you don’t have to do it at all.
Our consultants and their support teams can provide as much or as little assistance as you need. We can offer you expert, legally compliant advice at any stage of the process, be on hand to guide you through each step, or take control of the entire investigation and meetings on your behalf.
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We’re all CIPD qualified HR consultants with at least 10 years’ experience who have dealt with all types of employee disciplinary procedure.
You’ll be 100% compliant with UK Employment Legislation and the ACAS Code of Practice at every step from when we start working together.
We use a risk-analysed practical approach to achieve the appropriate outcome for you. We focus on the facts and remove the emotion.
You’ll always be advised by the same consultant; someone who understands your specific situation, with you from beginning to end.
We don't judge; what's happened, has happened. Just tell us the situation then we focus on the future and help you move forward in the best way.
We want you to work with us because you believe our service greatly benefits your business – not because you’re stuck in a long contract.
Every guarantee above is available, whether you require ‘Essential Support’ or our popular ‘Full Support’ service.
Onsite, offsite or a blend of both to provide you the most effective service.
Short answer: Financial risk and the loss of time dedicated to running your business.
Long answer: Every employee has the legal right to raise an employment tribunal claim. If successful, they are in line for a pay-out – at your expense. If you also fail to follow correct legal / ACAS disciplinary procedure you pay an additional 25% to the employee on top of any award they are granted.
The disciplinary procedure can also be demanding on your time – time you could otherwise spend dealing with other important aspects of your business.
Ultimately, complex employment law, the precedents set by case law, and the sheer workload, make doing it yourself a high risk – we can help.
No-one, no matter what they may tell you, can remove the risk of an employee raising an employment tribunal claim.
Critically, we can manage the risk of you incurring higher-than-necessary awards and paying the additional 25% at tribunal.
The biggest risk factor to you is a disgruntled employee raising an employment tribunal claim. We can help you remove the emotion and tension from the situation and work towards an amicable outcome for all involved. We can also ensure you’re in the best possible position to defend any claim you do face.
Since the abolition of tribunal fees in 2017, employees have had easier access to tribunal claims (this year alone has seen a 25% increase). This means it’s more important than ever to seek professional advice and support.
We never lock you into a lengthy contract – temporary support is guaranteed.
(Even with a long-standing support agreement – you only pay 1 month upfront and can cancel anytime)
It depends on the work required. Once we understand the level of support you need (phone/email, face-to-face, or a mix), we can give an estimate on the number of hours required.
Since we never know what might happen, accuracy is tricky – so before we begin any stage of work, we agree it with you beforehand, then keep you updated on the costs as we go, meaning you’re in full control.
Importantly: you only ever pay for the services you use, regardless of the initial estimate.
Yes, but not online. Confidentiality is our top priority and we work discretely to protect the integrity of your business and everyone involved in the employee disciplinary procedure.
However, we’re happy to provide you with examples of similar cases to yours over the phone (without naming names). Speak with a consultant on 0203 319 1649.
Yes. Since we started in 2010, our team has worked on 1000’s of disciplinary cases, from the simple to the complex.
We’ve dealt with them all.
We work with all industries and business sizes.
Our team has the expertise and capability to scale our service to suit the HR needs of your business, whatever your industry or size.
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