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Code of Practice 1 - Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

The Acas Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance Acas has made some small changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.

The revised Code came into force on 11 March 2015 and is available to download from this page or view online.

The revisions were made following a judgement by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which clarified the rules on making requests to be accompanied at grievance or disciplinary hearings.

The changes relate specifically to paragraphs 14-16 and 36-38, which relate to the right of accompaniment at disciplinary and grievance hearings. No other parts of the Code have been revised and Acas' guidance on the general handling of disciplinary and grievance situations in the workplace remains unchanged.

Download the latest pdf  Acas Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance [167kb]. If you wish to purchase a hard copy you can order one from The Stationery Office Website link below.

To supplement the guidance contained in its Code of Practice Acas has produced a non-statutory guide which provides additional information on handling discipline and grievance solutions in the workplace.

Acas Helpline

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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