Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared - in some ways it has become more complex, and HR teams are calling in independent mediators and investigators for support. Personnel Today spoke to a team of investigators about navigating employee grievances remotely.
Lockdown has presented difficulties for companies involved in internal investigations, dealing with whistleblowers, grievance claims and disciplinary processes. Ivor Adair examines the latest Acas guidance on the subject and explains the key issues and solutions.
With the coronavirus crisis resulting in an unexpected period of homeworking for much of the workforce, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the approach HR might take to managing employee relations processes during this time.
In February 2019, Acas made changes to its guide on discipline and grievances, which complements the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures". We set out the key updates, in particular the amended guidance on workers seeking to postpone a disciplinary hearing because their preferred companion is unavailable.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to grievances.
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