Most employers will find themselves having to deal with a disciplinary or grievance at some stage during the life of their business.
These situations are time-consuming, challenging and often unpleasant, and handling them can be daunting without support. Common issues such as employee absence, misconduct or allegations of bullying can all be a threat to your company and its reputation if left unresolved.
Employees have rights, but it’s important to remember that your company does too – and with our specialist consultants on your side, even the most complex issues can be resolved fairly and professionally.
Reducing the likelihood of disciplinary procedures and grievances occurring in the first place is far preferable to dealing with them when they happen.
Comprehensive contracts of employment, employee handbooks, employee engagement programmes and gold standard HR processes will help nip problems in the bud before they escalate – and put your business in a stronger position if a problem does occur.
Our experienced consultants can undertake a thorough review of these documents and processes to ensure your disciplinary and grievance procedures are robust, working in the best interests of your employees and your business.
Even with the most robust systems in place, problems can occur – often when you least expect it. You may have identified a conduct issue, or an employee may have made a complaint against management.
Our qualified consultants are experienced in helping managers and business owners navigate the difficult terrain of disciplinary and grievance processes.
In many cases we can advise before a process is initiated to ensure employers are in the strongest possible position.
In less planned circumstances, we can step in at short notice with our emergency HR service, working with you to get up to speed quickly and providing support until the issue is resolved.
“The Reality HR team have helped us with a number of absence, disciplinary and capability problems. These have all been dealt with in a calm and professional manner, without any comebacks. This is a testament to the robustness of the procedures we now have in place.”
Marcus Graziano, Managing Director