Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures

The Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures is the minimum an employer should follow for handling these issues in the workplace.

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Published 11 March 2015

Employers must follow a full and fair procedure in line with the Acas Code for any discipline or grievance case. The procedure an employer follows and an employee's actions will be taken into account if the case reaches an employment tribunal.

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  • Employers must follow a full and fair procedure in line with the Acas Code for any discipline or grievance case. The procedure an employer follows and an employee's actions will be taken into account if the case reaches an employment tribunal.
  • The Acas Code mainly applies to anyone legally classed as an employee. To help working relationships, employers might want to use the same procedure for workers. Find out more about employment status.

  • Employers can use the Acas Code alongside Discipline and grievances at work: the Acas guide.