Statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures

Susie Munro

Editor's message: Employers in England, Wales and Scotland no longer have to follow a statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedure, although they do have to follow the principles of the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures”.

The statutory procedures do still apply in Northern Ireland. If you are an employer in Northern Ireland and you do not complete the statutory minimum procedures, a dismissal will be automatically unfair.

Susie Munro, senior employment law editor

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to the statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures.