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Employment & HR Training

Disciplinary Hearing Training

Learn how to hold disciplinary and appeal hearings for your employees directly from our specialist employment law solicitors. Our disciplinary hearing training will teach you how to stay legally compliant and how to avoid unfair dismissal claims.

If you’re an HR manager or line manager, your role may involve warning, disciplining and dismissing staff for misconduct. Holding disciplinary and appeal hearings is a major part of this process.

If you don’t get it right, your employees may be able to claim compensation for unfair dismissal in an employment tribunal. Our training sessions can help you avoid tribunals and stay fully compliant with employment law.

You’ll get practical, commercially-minded insight from solicitors that work with a huge variety of organisations, from small family-owned businesses to national PLCs. We’re experienced with all major business sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, and education.

We’re ranked as one of the UK’s top law firms in independent legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Our training gives you the opportunity to learn directly from recognised experts in the field of employment law.

Contact us online or call us on 0800 056 2487 to book disciplinary hearing training for yourself or your colleagues or find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s The Training For?

These training sessions are designed for HR managers and line managers who are responsible for conducting disciplinary hearings and appeal hearings.

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What Does The Training Involve?

Our training involves a mock disciplinary and appeal hearing delivered by our team of employment lawyers.

You’ll get the facts of the case and will watch these played out in the hearings. We’ll ask you to identify flaws in the procedures, consider what steps the employer should take to establish the facts, and reach a fair decision.

It’s an interactive, engaging way to learn about conducting hearings fairly and in accordance with employment law.

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What Will I Get Out Of The Training?

You’ll develop the practical skills and confidence necessary to conduct your own disciplinary and appeal hearings. After the training, you’ll understand:

  • How to conduct a disciplinary and appeal hearing
  • The key legal tests for avoiding successful unfair dismissal claims
  • The standard of proof required to dismiss an employee
  • The correct sanctions to impose in different circumstances
  • The role of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Code of Practice on disciplining employees
  • When you need to take HR or legal advice before making a decision.

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Why Should I Attend Disciplinary Hearing Training?

It’s vital that your processes for disciplining employees are legally compliant.

If they aren’t, you’re at risk of employees claiming compensation for unfair dismissal and breach of contract in an employment tribunal.

These tribunals can be costly and time-consuming for your business. There may also be lasting reputational and PR damage.

In our training sessions, you’ll learn about all the steps that you must take to stay compliant with employment law. We’ll help you:

  • Understand your responsibilities
  • Stay compliant with employment law and ACAS Code Of Practice
  • Keep up-to-date with recent changes in employment law
  • Avoid costly and time-consuming employment tribunals.

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Where Is The Training?

The training usually takes place at one of our 14 offices around the country. We can arrange the session at whichever is most convenient for you:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Chichester
  • Gatwick
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newbury
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton

We can also deliver training at your business or at a venue closer to you.

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How Long Does The Training Take?

We offer either full or half-day training depending on how much detail you need.

We understand that every business is different and has different HR requirements. Contact us online to find out how we can tailor our disciplinary hearing training to your specific needs.

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We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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