Employment Law – Let’s discuss…Tricky issues that arise in disciplinary processes

19 June, 2018
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

There is nothing more frustrating for employers than an employee who has been dismissed for blatant misconduct having an arguable claim for unfair dismissal due to mistakes being made in the disciplinary process. You may know your written disciplinary policy like the back of your hand but are you fully equipped to deal with any unforeseen or tricky issues that may arise? In this session we will discuss some of the problem areas that often crop up for our clients when dealing with disciplinary processes such as:

  • Whether or not to suspend an employee
  • Dealing with reluctant witnesses or third party witnesses
  • Employees who don’t attend or want to repeatedly postpone hearings
  • The role of the employee’s companion
  • The independence of the decision maker
  • Relying on earlier warnings
  • Dealing with employees with less than two years’ service




18 July 2018



8am – 8.30am 



8.30am – 10am 
A light breakfast will be provided



Cripps LLP
23 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
Kent ME19 4UA
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