Employment Law

Disciplinary situations

If you have been asked to attend a disciplinary investigation, we can help you respond and prepare to give you the best chance of getting the outcome you want. We know how stressful being involved in an investigation and disciplinary hearing can be, especially if you think you are not to blame and your job is on the line.

If the allegations are more serious, your employer may look to follow a formal disciplinary route and require you to attend a disciplinary hearing. You have the right to be accompanied by a work colleague or trade union representative, and be given a reasonable amount of time to prepare. After the meeting your employer should inform you in writing if action is to be taken. You also have the right to appeal against any disciplinary action.

If your employer has followed a correct process, you may have a claim for unfair dismissal.

It is also not uncommon to consider resigning when you are facing disciplinary allegations, but this is a very tactical situation and one that you should take legal advice on before you make any decision.