Handling a disciplinary or grievance incorrectly can significantly increase an award an employment tribunal makes against you. Are you confident of the procedures you need to follow?

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It’s an unfortunate part of employing staff that from time-to-time things can go wrong. However, when they do, it’s important that you take quick and decisive action to remedy the problem.

Disciplinary & Grievance

From employees who break the rules to disagreements between staff, disciplinaries and grievances need to be handled correctly from the moment they’re raised to the day they’re resolved. If they’re not, you may find yourself facing an expensive tribunal claim.

Whatever the circumstances, we can help by:

  • Organising in-dependant investigations
  • Providing guidance during hearings
  • Acting as note taker during investigations and hearings
  • Facilitating mediation and dispute resolution
  • Preparing all the documentation to ensure you follow approved guidelines
  • Training managers to build their confidence and keep your company on the right side of the law

Having outside experience alongside you during any disciplinary or grievance process helps make sure you take account of all relevant factors and avoid the mistakes which can result in an Employment Tribunal claim. And most importantly of all, it means you keep disruption to day-to-day business to a minimum.

Absenteeism and Occupational Health

Absenteeism costs UK companies and the UK economy billions every year in lost working time and poor productivity. But with support from Crispin Rhodes, some of our clients have been able to reduce absence by up to 50% in the first year – in one instance saving over £200,000!

If you don’t manage absence tightly you risk not only higher staff costs and greater disruption, but also potential repercussions from other disgruntled staff having to continually cover for people. What’s more, the longer someone is absent, the harder it becomes for him or her to return to work – and to full health.

That means robust absence management procedures are crucial to both a successful business and happy employees.

Our team can help you act early to stop an employee’s absence turning into long-term sick-leave. And, by introducing a robust sickness policy, a solid return-to-work policy, making use of Occupational Health support, and by keeping absent employees informed and involved, we can help you ease people back into their working routine more quickly with minimal disruption to your business.

Crispin Rhodes always interpret the law and best practice in a sensible manner that works for their clients whether they are big or small.


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