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DISCIPLINARY AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES: Decrypting the Acas code

07 September 2016  

Victoria Albon and Michael Bronstein analyse two recent EAT decisions which appear to give the green light to employers to ignore the Acas code when dealing with certain types of dismissal

An employer’s failure to comply with the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the Code) may result in a tribunal uplifting an employee’s compensation award by up to 25%. While the impact on unfair dismissal claims is mitigated by the cap on the compensatory award, no such comfort is available in relation to discrimination claims.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Holmes v Qinetiq Ltd [2016] UKEAT/0206/15

    Hussein v Jury’s Inn Group Ltd [2016] UKEAT/0283/15

    Lund v St Edmund’s School, Canterbury [2013] UKEAT/0514/12

    Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman & anor [2016] UKEAT/0264/15

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