Disciplinary and Grievance  

Disciplinaries can be expensive and stressful for both parties, especially if handled incorrectly. To make it fair, employment laws and legislation are there to protect the employee and the employer. Our Disciplinary and Grievance Training will help you resolve problems early, avoid escalating to a more serious level and reduce the risk of an expensive tribunal. Employers need procedures that support both the employer’s and employee's perspective. Employers should follow both their own procedures and the ACAS Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. 

Who’s it for? 

Our disciplinary and grievance training is for anyone who needs or is interested in learning to manage or take part in these processes, wherever they may arise. It is a key tool for management identify and solve important situations. 

If you want to: 

Know how to use the disciplinary and grievance processes with confidence 

Understand what you can and can’t do within the processes 

Understand what your business and individual responsibilities are when using these processes 

Ensure the disciplinary and grievance processes do what they are supposed to do 

Have better performance-based conversations 

Have more confidence when dealing with performance issues 

What's Covered?

Absence Management

  • How to properly report absence following the correct procedures. What your procedures are and ensuring they are fully understood. 

  • Understand fit notes, what they are, how they work and what they mean for business and absence. 

  • Employees return to work, how to conduct a return to work correctly, what this means for you. 

  • What is sick pay, your employee's entitlement, regulations and making sure you are paying sick pay correctly. 

The Law  

  • The Acas Disciplinary and Grievance Code of Practice. Learn what the ACAS Disciplinary and Grievance Code of Practice and be able to confidently apply it within your role. 

  • The employee’s right to be accompanied. Understand this right, why it is a right and understand why the employee may opt in for this. 

  • Understand what fair reasons for dismissal are. Learn the fair reasons for dismissal and understand why someone would end up being dismissed. 

Putting It All into Practice  

  • How to protect the business from Tribunal claims. What are tribunal claims, who files them and how do you protect your business from them. 

  • How to improve the organization's grievance processes. Learn your grievance process, understand it and why it sometimes needs to be used. 

  • How to conduct a grievance or disciplinary hearing. Learn the correct procedure for conducting a hearing and be able to apply this to your own role. 

  • Learn how to prepare for a disciplinary or grievance meeting. Understand what you need to bring to a meeting, how to prepare for it and what to do if things don’t go to plan. 

Session Benefits 

  • Have a full understanding of disciplinary and grievance processes and how you can use these tools effectively 

  • Know how to set clear performance objectives and performance improvement plans 

  • Be able to investigate disciplinary issues and grievances 


Date & Venue

Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details

For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710 or email info@pvhr.com