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How to deal with disciplinaries during lockdown

The need for a disciplinary hearing can still arise in the workplace, even in the midst of a pandemic. Handling disciplinaries requires careful planning in ordinary times but with the added complications of employees being furloughed, working from home or social distancing, this can sometimes still be a difficult and time consuming but necessary task.  On the 1st May 2020, ACAS provided some further guidance to assist employers during this already challenging and confusing time. This guidance should be read in line with the ACAS Code of Practice for Disciplinaries and Grievances and, of course the law itself!

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