Grievance, Discipline and Dismissals

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

A must for all HR practitioners involved in handling grievance, discipline and dismissal issues in the workplace.

This topic is also covered in the CIPD Advanced Award in Employment Law.

Details

SKU#EMP:GDD

Dates and Availability

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03 September 2019
Duration: 2 days
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£910.00
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26 November 2019
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17 December 2019
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Details

Knowing how to apply the law effectively to grievance, discipline or dismissal situations is essential for HR professionals. The Grievance, Discipline and Dismissals course provides a thorough review of the legal issues to be aware of when resolving disputes in the workplace and will help you manage problem situations effectively and according to best practice.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.  Call our in-house training team to discuss your particular requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Mrs Kate Shepherd

Mr James Bryan

James Bryan has spent over 25 years working in learning, human resources and organisational development including time as a director in the NHS; on a Borough senior management team in the Metropolitan Police and leading education for the RNLI at the Lifeboat College. He currently shares his time between heading up the organisational development department at City, University of London, managing a consulting and training business and leading a community interest organisation providing leadership development to young people and adults in uniformed youth organisations.

 

James has qualifications in occupational psychometric testing, organisational development and workplace mediation and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute. His research interests include leadership and followership in voluntary organisations and gender equality. James has received a Herbert Lott Naval Trust award for his contribution to training in the Royal Navy and became a Freeman of the City of London in 2014.

Who is it for
HR practitioners responsible for employment law issues within their organisation. No prior knowledge of the law relating to grievance, discipline or dismissals is required.
Benefits

By the end of the Grievance, Discipline and Dismissals course, you'll be able to:

 

  • understand and advise on the legal issues involved in the grievance, discipline and dismissal process
  • advise on and apply your organisation’s grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • deal with problem situations in a timely and effective manner
  • follow all aspects of best practice.
Programme

Acas Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

  • The procedure
  • Guidance notes

Grievance procedures

  • What the law requires
  • Grievance or grumble?
  • Understanding and applying your organisation’s procedures
  • Conducting investigations

Disciplinary procedures

  • Legal requirements
  • Understanding and applying your organisation’s procedures
  • Conducting investigations/witness statements/anonymity
  • The disciplinary hearing
  • Acting ‘fairly’ and ‘reasonably’, natural justice
  • The right to be accompanied, and by whom
  • The appeals procedure and its importance

A practical approach to common issues

  • Handling poor performers
  • Managing absence; short and long-term
  • Dealing with misconduct, in and out of work
  • Dealing with bullying and harassment issues
  • Dealing with social media abuse

Dismissal

  • What is wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal?
  • Potentially fair reasons for dismissal
  • Dismissal procedures, including right of appeal
  • Procedural flaws – the ‘no difference’ rule
  • Group dismissals
  • Termination payments
  • Settlement agreements

Redundancy

  • Definition
  • Collective and individual consultation
  • Selection
  • Suitable alternative employment

Employment Tribunal Claims

  • What are they, and who can claim?

Programme is subject to change pending new developments

Run this programme in-house

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on ​ +44 (0)20 8612 6202​ .