Your employer could start formal disciplinary action against you if they have concerns about your work, conduct or absence. Formal disciplinary proceedings can result in a first or final warning, suspension without pay, a demotion or even dismissal. All employer's disciplinary procedure should fall in line with the ACAS code of practice and it is important that they respect your rights throughout the process, especially your right to trade union representation.
If you find yourself facing formal disciplinary action call us for a free no obligation consultation. We can help you through every stage of the disciplinary process, from the investigation to the hearing and potentially the appeal. You will receive a dedicated representative who will prepare your defense, ask questions of the employer and ensure they follow the correct procedure and we can provide you with an experienced Trade Union representative to accompany you to your meeting and act on your behalf, even if you aren't part of a Union.
Should you find yourself facing a facing formal disciplinary action give us a no obligation call or request a call back for more information on how we can help.
A disciplinary investigation will normally take place when an employee is suspected of misconduct and would normally be used as a fact-finding exercise to establish whether or not any further action is required.
We understand how stressful the investigation process is; we're here to help and can assist you by reviewing and discussing any allegation and by working with you to ensure you prepare the best you can to respond to the case against you.
Suspension During Hearing
It is generally permitted and acceptable for your employer to suspend you from work with pay for a short period of time whilst they carry out an investigation into an allegation of misconduct or some other disciplinary issue against you.
Castle Associates can assist you by reviewing, evaluating, and discussing the evidence against you; to advise you on how to question and challenge the case against you; prepare a comprehensive response to any allegation; to highlight concerns you may have and make every effort to ensure you get a fair and reasonable hearing.
A disciplinary hearing is a formal meeting in which the case discussed and a decision is made as to whether or not any formal disciplinary action will be taken.
We're here to help and can assist you at every stage of the process; whether it is informally or by providing an official Trade Union representative to accompany you and fight your case. We will review, evaluate and discuss the evidence against you; question and challenge the case against you; prepare a comprehensive response to any allegation; highlight concerns you may have, and make every effort to ensure you get a fair and reasonable hearing.
All employees have the right to appeal a decision made following a disciplinary meeting, in line with the ACAS code of practice.
We can help you to identify the grounds for appeal, review and challenge the reasons why the decision was taken, request evidence from your employer if you believe it will help, fully prepare for the appeal hearing, and present your case.