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Hewett Legal Corner - March 2015 #31

In this edition of the Hewett Legal Corner we look at a recent article by HR Review.

Acas have published a revision to its code of practice concerning disciplinary and grievance issues in the workplace. These changes, described as 'minor amendments' relate to sections around accompanying a work colleague to grievance or disciplinary meetings.

A judgment made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Toal v GB Oils clarified the rules around reasonable requests to be accompanied at a grievance or disciplinary hearing. It found that workers had the right to be accompanied at these hearings by any companion as long as they were either a trade union official, certified union representative or a fellow worker.

Acas launched a public consultation on the revisions made to the right of accompaniment sections in its disciplinary and grievance code following the EAT’s judgment and a revised draft of the code was published by Acas in January following the consultation. Upon receiving parliamentary approval this week, Anne Sharp, Acas Chief Executive, said, “Our code is designed to help employers, employees and their representatives deal with disciplinary and grievance situations in the workplace. It has been updated to take account of the EAT decision in the case of Toal v GB Oils”.

Follow the link to read the full article surrounding the changes to Acas code of practice.


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