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New Disciplinary and Grievance Code which comes into effect in April 2009
The revised Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures has now been published. It comes into effect on 6th April 2009, when the statutory dismissal and grievance procedures are abolished. This places more emphasis on mediation. However, an unreasonable failure by an employer to follow the Code will result in a tribunal having the power to increase any award by up to 25%.

The current version is currently in draft and is awaiting approval by Parliament - but this is expected to be a formality. When it is finalised all employers should review their disciplinary and grievance procedures to ensure that they comply with the new Code. If you need help to update your employee handbook to meet the new requirements, get in touch to book a review.
Posted on 19 Nov 2016

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