The Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures is the minimum an employer should follow for handling these issues at work.
Employers must follow a full and fair procedure in line with the Acas Code of Practice 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 of Practice mainly applies to anyone legally classed as an employee. To help working relationships, employers might want to use the same procedure for anyone legally classed as a worker. Find out more about employment status.
Employers can use this Acas Code of Practice alongside the Acas guide to discipline and grievances at work.
Published 11 March 2015