Thursday 12 March 2015

Acas Code of Practice

The revised Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures came into force yesterday, pursuant to The Code of Practice (Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures) Order 2015.

The change is minor, reflecting the EAT's judgment in Toal v GB Oils, ie that an employee has an absolute right to request his/her choice of trade union representative or workplace colleague to accompany him/her, provided the request to be accompanied is itself reasonable. The 'reasonableness' requirement does not apply to the precise choice of companion, provided they fall within the statutory categories.

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