Before taking any disciplinary action getting advice on the likely disciplinary penalties applicable from an employment lawyer can be helpful.
Where you decide to proceed with disciplinary action you need to decide on whether a suspension is appropriate and also who should investigate the allegation against the employee/s.
Following a proper process and documenting that you have done so is key.
Because David also acts for employees he can pre-empt any areas of weakness and work to strengthen them. He can also advise on tactics and how to respond to actions by the employee under investigation, including taking sickness absence and responding to a cross-grievance.
You will also need to consider with David how you have responded as an organisation to similar issues in past as this will influence the fairness of any penalty that you decide to impose.
David is recommended for his work in advising employers in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500, independent guide to UK lawyers.
If you need support in taking disciplinary action please call David, specialist employment lawyer on 020 3603 2177.