It is unfortunately one of the difficult areas of employing people but the reality is sometimes, things can go wrong. When this does happen, it’s so important to take quick, decisive and accurate action to resolve the matter.
Disciplinary & Grievance
From employees who break the rules to disagreements; disciplinaries and grievances need to be handled correctly from the moment they’re raised to the day they’re resolved. If they’re not, you may find yourself facing an expensive tribunal claim, which is not only financially costly but also time-consuming.
Whatever the circumstances, Marchfield Human Capital Solutions can support you by:
Advising and actively supportimg investigations
Providing guidance during hearings
Acting as note taker during investigations and hearings
Facilitating mediation and dispute resolution
Preparing all the documentation to ensure you follow approved guidelines
Supporting managers to build their confidence and keep your company on the right side of the law
Having our support during any disciplinary or grievance process helps make sure you take account of all relevant factors and avoid the mistakes which can result in an Employment Tribunal claim. And most importantly of all, it means you keep disruption to day-to-day business to a minimum.
From not addressing banter that goes on to spark a discrimination claim to not knowing when a passing complaint should be treated as a formal grievance, Marchfield Human Capital Solutions will support your teams to understand their HR obligations and help them understand what’s expected of them on a day-to-day basis.
Absenteeism is one of the highest costs to UK companies. If you don’t manage absence tightly you risk not only higher staff costs and greater disruption, but also the potential of disgruntled staff having to continually cover for their absent team members. What’s more, the longer someone is absent, the harder it becomes for them to return to work – and to full health.
That means robust and fair absence management procedures are crucial to both a successful business and happy and healthy workforce.
We can support you act early to stop an employee’s absence turning into long-term sick-leave. And, by introducing a robust sickness policy, a solid return-to-work policy, making use of Occupational Health support, and by keeping absent employees informed and involved, will help you ease people back into their working routine more quickly with minimal disruption to your business.