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.

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Dates and Availability

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02 October 2018
Duration: 2 days
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£910.00
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09 October 2018
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14 November 2018
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26 February 2019
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27 November 2019
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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 Kathy Daniels

Kathy Daniels was Head of HR at a large manufacturing organisation in the West Midlands. Whilst working there she became interested in employment law and now runs her own consultancy business specialising in employment law and employee relations. She writes extensively on the topic as well as presenting seminars and training events. She has written a number of books, including an employment law textbook which is now in its fourth edition. She writes regular newsletters for a range of organisations, including the CIPD, and is responsible for writing and updating the CIPD ‘Law at Work’ training materials. Kathy is the CIPD Lead Tutor for employment law, covering levels 3,5 and 7. Kathy is also a Lay Member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham.

In addition to this, Kathy lectures at Aston University teaching employment law and employee relations at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is Programme Director for the undergraduate HRM degree.

Mr Sanjiv Ahluwalia

Sanjiv Ahluwalia LLM (Employment Law) LLB (Hons) is a practising solicitor. Sanjiv has held positions in private practice and local government, and spent five years in the oil industry, working as a legal adviser to two major oil companies.  He was Legal and Commercial Adviser at the Federation of Recruitment and Employment Services (now known as REC - a trade association for the recruitment industry) and subsequently worked as Associate Director of Employment Law Services for a training company. Sanjiv is an experienced lecturer, trainer and consultant in employment law and has written widely on legal issues of practical interest and importance to HR specialists, line managers and lay people generally. Sanjiv is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Sanjiv runs his own practice, providing a consultancy service to a wide range of clients. He has acted for employees and employers in cases involving various employment issues.

Mr Derek Eccleston

Derek is an experienced and highly practical Consultant; a specialist in Employment Law, with an in-depth knowledge of H.R. and Employee/Industrial Relations, gained from operating in three industries - Financial Services, Engineering and Local Government. This was followed by 6 years experience in the Employment Department of a well respected firm of Solicitors, prior to setting up his own Consultancy in 2001. A skilled, very interactive and experienced presenter. Derek is also author of a number of Employment Law publications. He is a Personal Tutor on the Institutes Advanced Employment Law Award programme and presents Public and In-Company events for the Institute.
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