Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures

The Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures is the minimum an employer should follow for handling these issues in the workplace.

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You must follow a full and fair procedure in line with the Acas Code for any discipline or grievance case. The procedure you’ve followed will be taken into account if the case reaches an employment tribunal.

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  • You must follow a full and fair procedure in line with the Acas Code for any discipline or grievance case. The procedure you’ve followed will be taken into account if the case reaches an employment tribunal.
  • The Acas Code mainly applies to anyone legally classed as an employee. To help working relationships, employers might want to use the same procedure for workers. Find out more about employment status.

  • You can use the Code alongside Discipline and grievances at work: the Acas guide (PDF, 841KB, 79 pages).