Following the Dispute Resolution Review (DRR), the Government is changing the way we deal with problems at work.
As of 6 April 2009, as part of the DRR, Acas has revised its Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures and produced a new Code available to download from this page or view online.
Download the latest Acas Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance [1Mb] or Code of Practice 1 - Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.
To accompany the new Code, Acas has produced a new non-statutory guide which provides information on handling discipline and grievance solutions in the workplace.
The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) issued a ruling in May 2013 which affects the guidance on the statutory right of accompaniment contained in the Discipline and Grievance Code. More details on the EAT ruling are contained in the following employment workplace snippet 'Who can accompany workers to grievance hearings?'.
If you are dealing with a disciplinary or grievance within your organisation then the Acas Helpline could give you guidance on the procedures and best practice to help you resolve the problem.
Call the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100 for free and impartial advice.
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