Disciplinary action

The best employee relationships can break down and if you don’t have a fair and clear process to follow, your company could suffer damage to reputation as well as economic loss. 

You need to ensure that you have the correct disciplinary procedures in place before a problem occurs. Our expert employment law solicitors are here to help you draft your procedures and assist you through any disciplinary process.

Conducting a disciplinary procedure properly is vital to minimise the risks of an unfair dismissal claim being brought against you. We’ll make sure you have the right processes in place to guide your HR team, with up-to-date employee documentation that will protect your position. 

As well as having the correct documentation and procedures in place, it is important to follow a fair process in practice, so that you can defend your position, if necessary. 

We can advise you on:

  • disciplinary procedures
  • investigations
  • disciplinary hearings
  • witnesses
  • record keeping
  • sanctions
  • appeals
  • references (including requirements for regulated roles) 

Talk to us today about establishing compliant disciplinary procedures at your company and if you have an urgent case, we are ready to assist to ensure that you get the best advice.



Matt is the founder of Lombards and advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Matt has built up exceptional experience and knowledge from his time at leading employment law firms, including at a well-known City employment law firm. Matt is an accomplished legal commentator, regularly appearing on Sky News to talk about employment law issues that affect both employers and employees and his employment law articles are featured in The Guardian and The Independent.

Email:    mg@lombards.co.uk