HR documents and templates

Grievance and disciplinary procedures

Even in well-run businesses, it may sometimes be necessary to deal with employee's grievances or disciplinary issues, or even dismissals. Having written rules and procedures for these types of situations may help you deal with them fairly and in keeping with the law.

For sample documents to help you deal with grievance, discipline and dismissal situations, see relevant sections below.

Grievance

Your grievance rules and procedures should be set out in writing and follow the good practice principles set out in the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Download our sample letters and procedures to help you deal with grievances in your workplace:

Discipline and dismissal

Your disciplinary rules and procedures should be set out in writing and follow the good practice principles set out in the LRA code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Failure to meet this requirement may result in extra compensation for the employee if they succeed in a tribunal claim.

Download our sample notices and procedures to help you deal with disciplinary issues in your workplace:

For further information on grievance and discipline issues, see our guides on handling grievances, handling disciplinaries and dismissal.