Acas has launched a consultation on its proposed revised Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance.
Under proposed changes to employment law due to take place in April 2009, a failure to follow the Code does not, in itself, make a person or organisation liable in proceedings. However, tribunals will be able to adjust any awards made in relevant cases by up to 25 per cent for unreasonable failure to comply with any provision of the Code.
The new draft Code is very short. You can see it here. The consultation period closes on 25th July 2008.