Workplace disputes and performance management

Fostering a happy, healthy and productive workplace culture is the goal of most employers. However, inevitably not everyone can be happy all the time and any employer will find themselves faced with a disciplinary, capability or grievance issue at some point.


Our expert solicitors can assist with any aspect of a workplace dispute, from checking letters and documents to providing comprehensive background procedural and tactical assistance to guide you through the entire process.



Perhaps you are:


– Unsure about whether you have grounds to suspend an employee?

– Facing a tricky allegation of harassment that you think may have merit but worried about the fall-out if you uphold the complaint?

– Apprehensive about performance managing a long-serving employee who is no longer meeting the required standard, but has a clean record?


Tackling these issues head on, getting the procedure right and acting in a reasonable and consistent manner is generally the key to minimising disruption, stress and the chances of ending up in costly court or employment tribunal battle.


Examples of workplace disputes that we frequently assist with include the following:

Grievance proceedings
Disciplinary proceedings
Harassment and bullying issues
Discrimination complaints
Whistleblowing complaints
Director and shareholder disputes
Wage disputes
Social media issues
Breach of contract claims
Unfair dismissal claims
Acas conciliations
Settlement agreements


Complementary initial consultations with our specialist employment lawyers are provided with no obligation to proceed.


Please get in touch today by contacting Melanie Rowe on 01872 226990 (office), 07854 029922 (mobile) or


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