Start a disciplinary procedure in relation to a trade union representative

Key points

  • Where an employee who is subject to disciplinary proceedings is a trade union representative, the employer should be careful to avoid any suggestion of victimisation against the employee because of his or her union involvement.
  • The "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" suggests further steps for employers to take in these circumstances, in addition to following the normal disciplinary procedure.

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