Slater and Gordon offers expert legal advice and assistance throughout the employment disciplinary process, including:
- analysis of your case;
- strategic advice as to how to present your case;
- drafting your response to allegations;
- ensuring natural justice is afforded to you;
- ensuring you are afforded all your rights during the process;
- bringing related claims for adverse action, unfair dismissal or discrimination where necessary; or
- negotiating a termination of employment.
The way a disciplinary process is conducted varies from employer to employer. There are two steps in a disciplinary process: the investigation into any allegations that have been made, and the determination of the disciplinary penalty if allegations are found proven. The way that the disciplinary process, and these two steps, is conducted will vary from employer to employer and can be anything from a simple meeting, to a formal investigation by an external investigator.
The process can occur very quickly, or can be drawn out over a long period. We can tailor our advice and level of assistance to suit any Disciplinary process, and can take steps to ensure that the process is fair to you.
Being summoned to a disciplinary meeting can be distressing. There is a risk that the meeting could result in dismissal, a formal warning that the employee must improve, or some kind of sanction being taken. The right legal representation and support in a disciplinary process can make all the difference to the outcome.