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Disciplinary and Dismissal Procedures

Disciplinary and Dismissal Procedures Solicitors York, Wetherby & Malton

Ending a contract with one of your employees can be difficult. Similarly, going through a disciplinary procedure can create a negative atmosphere in the workplace.

At Ware & Kay, we are here to help with your disciplinary and dismissal procedures to ensure that you are going through the appropriate steps legally and compliantly. 

If you need advice about ending an employee's contract, contact us online today and a member of our team will be in touch.

Disciplinary procedures for employers

Finding yourself in a position where you have to take disciplinary action against an employee can be unpleasant. You may need to do this when an employee is underperforming or acting improperly. 

In some cases, you may be able to resolve the situation informally, but where this is not possible, you need to make sure that you are following the correct disciplinary procedures. Having these in place before they are needed is important to protect you and your business. 

When can I dismiss an employee?

As an employer, you must go through the correct procedures when dismissing an employee. Whether you are making them redundant or having to dismiss them after a disciplinary investigation, it is not a nice situation for both you and the employee. 

The Employment Rights Act 1996 allows you to fairly dismiss an employee for the following reasons:

  • when an employee has acted inappropriately,
  • when an employee cannot do their job or does not have the right qualifications,
  • when the job is no longer required,
  • for legal reasons such as the employee has gone to prison,
  • another substantial reason.

To dismiss someone lawfully, you must ensure that you follow the correct procedures, otherwise you could be open to an unfair dismissal claim.

Another thing to consider when dismissing an employee is ensuring that you are not discriminating against a certain person by singling them out due to a protected characteristic.

At Ware & Kay, we can advise you on the steps you should take to dismiss an employee that is in line with the law.

Our employment solicitors for employers

We also specialise in the following employment areas:

Contact Ware & Kay Employment Solicitors

If you need help with dismissing an employee or going through a disciplinary process, we are here to help.

Our employment service for employers is tailored to your individual needs, and we can assist with all aspects of employment law. We have expert lawyers available to ensure that you are not exposed to legal action and are following the right procedures as an employer. 

Call us today on 01904 716000 (York), 01937 583210 (Wetherby), 01653 692247 (Malton) or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you.