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ACAS Publishes New Code Clarifying Who Can Accompany Workers at Grievance or Disciplinary Hearings

With the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) having recently clarified the rules concerning the types of companions that workers can bring with them to grievance or disciplinary hearings, following a period of consultation, ACAS has now published a revised draft of the of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.

The EAT judgement in  Toal and another -v- GB Oils, which caused ACAS to act, held that workers have the right to be accompanied anyone at Disciplinary and Grievance hearings, provided the accompanying individual falls into one of the categories, which are listed in section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999. Workers, therefore, have the right to be accompanied at such hearings by trade unions officials, certified union representatives and fellow workers.

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Managers pressured to behave unethically at work

Over three fifths (63%) of managers have been expected to behave unethically at some point in their career, according to research published by the Institute of Leadership & Management and Business in the Community.

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