The ACAS Code on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (which also covers the new statutory right to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance meetings) has now been re-published following the extensive consultation period which took place between 24th January and 27th March.
It was laid before parliament on Thursday, where it must remain for 40 days before it can be formally issued.
Unless it is rejected by parliament, it will come into force on 4th September 2000.
A copy of the new Code (Word for Windows format) is attached. A copy in Adobe Acrobat format can be downloaded from www.dti.gov.uk/er/rtba.htm