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claims handler to see your case through to the end.

The experts in Employment Law claims

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd has a dedicated team of leading Employment law solicitors and support staff, helping clients nationwide.

We are able to offer expert advice on all potential claims you may have against your employer, in both Employment Tribunals and the Civil Courts. We work to maximise your damages whilst keeping all costs to a minimum.

I have been invited to a disciplinary hearing. What should I expect?

We understand how worrying it can be if you have been invited to a disciplinary hearing and do not know what to expect. An employer should follow the ACAS Code of Practice in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Your employer may also have a clear disciplinary policy usually set out in your Staff Handbook which should give you an idea of the process your employer will follow.

Our experienced employment lawyers can advise you on what to expect at each stage of the disciplinary process and can be by your side from start to finish during this difficult time.

What rights do I have in relation to a disciplinary hearing?

Employees have a legal right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing by a work colleague or Trade Union representative (please note that this right does not apply during the disciplinary investigation stage).

If your employer has failed to follow the ACAS Code, any compensation that you may be awarded in relation to your claim could be increased by up to 25%.

If you think your employer has failed to follow the Code or the disciplinary policy set out in the Company Staff Handbook please contact Oakwood Solicitors for further advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am concerned that I will be dismissed at the hearing. What should I do?

Employees often fear the worst when they receive an invite to a disciplinary hearing.

If you have attended a disciplinary hearing and the outcome of the hearing was dismissal from your current employment, please contact Oakwood Solicitors Ltd’s Employment department as soon as possible as you may have an unfair dismissal claim. However, it is also important to remember that dismissal is not always the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

There are various other outcomes that can arise from a disciplinary hearing depending on how serious the allegations held against you are. Another possible outcome could be a written warning.

It is important to feel like you have someone to rely on to navigate you through a stressful disciplinary hearing. Why not call Oakwood Solicitors and speak to our experienced team of Employment Lawyers today?

I do not think the outcome of my disciplinary hearing was fair. What now?

The ACAS Code states that employees should be given the right to appeal a disciplinary or grievance outcome. If an employer does not give the opportunity to appeal, this could be counted against them if the case goes to tribunal.

If your employer is preventing you from lodging or hearing your appeal or you simply need guidance on what to include in your appeal, please contact Oakwood Solicitors Ltd as soon as possible.

Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

You will have a dedicated advisor who will see your claim through from start to finish, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have. If it is preferable to you, we are able to assign a female advisor to carry out your claim.

Your case handler will also continue to provide regular updates until the conclusion of your claim, ensuring the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

What do I do now?

If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your options:

Ian Abel
Ian Abel - Solicitor and Head of Employment

Ian Abel is a solicitor and qualified in February 2009. He specialises in and deals exclusively with Employment law.

Ian has a unique skillset that allows him to provide commercial and pragmatic advice, primarily focusing on the impact this has on the day-to-day operations of a business. His particular specialisms include large scale restructuring exercises and the Employment Law-related elements of TUPE associated with acquisitions and mergers.



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