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Disciplinary Proceedings

Dedicated disciplinary hearing solicitors

If your employer takes disciplinary action against you, having a dedicated Cartwright King Disciplinary Hearing Solicitor in your corner ensures that your legal rights and best interests are protected. Our specialist solicitors will help you prepare and support you through your disciplinary hearing from start to finish.

If you are an employer taking disciplinary action against an employee, Cartwright King can advise and represent you.

Get in touch with a Cartwright King Disciplinary Hearing Solicitor now for reliable legal advice.

How Cartwright King can help you with a disciplinary hearing

Facing a disciplinary hearing can be stressful and feel very personal. Employers might question your commitment to your job, your attitude or your performance. It can be intimidating, which is why having the right legal advice and guidance is key to standing up for yourself. Cartwright King’s specialist Employment Law Solicitors can help with:

  • Preparing for a disciplinary hearing
  • Understanding your legal rights
  • Providing you with a trained representative at a hearing

Unique advocacy services for disciplinary hearings

Our unique advocacy services give you constant and consistent legal advice and guidance. Cartwright King can advise you at every stage of your case, giving you reliable, professional and effective legal guidance whenever and wherever you need us.

When you need us most, we will be there with the legal know-how and calm head to guide you through your case.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation

If you suspect that you’re going to be called, or you have already been asked to attend a disciplinary hearing by your employer, you can benefit from a free, 30-minute initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Disciplinary Hearing Solicitor.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist solicitors to get the right advice, ensuring that you’re on the front foot when attending a hearing. 

For immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no legal advice will be given.

Why choose Cartwright King for your disciplinary hearing?

We listen, we understand and we care about what happens to you. Having sound, reliable legal advice ensures that you understand your rights when attending a disciplinary hearing. Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor ensures that employers don’t hold all the power during your hearing.

We know that disciplinary hearings can seem like a personal attack, potentially tarnishing your reputation, becoming the source of workplace gossip among your colleagues, ruining your career and affecting your future employment prospects. We will do everything we can to protect you from this and potential ongoing slander.

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated fairly and with respect throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you defence support that you can count on.

Employment Tribunal Fees

Every employment tribunal case is different which is why we can only offer an estimate of costs based on our many years of experience. We provide estimates to show the likely fees you would need to pay to Cartwright King to reach the conclusion of a full hearing at an employment tribunal. (Barristers’ or advocates’ fees to represent you in the hearing itself are extra and set out under the Disbursements section).

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Frequently asked questions.

How do I know my employer is investigating me for a disciplinary matter?

Your employer is obligated to inform you that you are being investigated for a disciplinary matter.

Even though you have been notified verbally of disciplinary proceedings against you, your employer must explain the reason why you’re being asked to attend a hearing, giving you advanced notice and sufficient time for you to gather evidence and arrange an accompanying person.

Can someone attend a disciplinary hearing with me?

Yes. You can choose to have a Union representative or a fellow colleague that you trust to attend a disciplinary hearing with you or you can instruct Cartwright King to represent you.

If you are an employer, you have consent to bring in an outside representative for disciplinary hearings.

What is a disciplinary hearing?

A disciplinary hearing is a meeting between you (the employee) and your employer that’s held when an allegation of gross misconduct, or any other behaviour that merits disciplinary action, has been made against you.

What are the possible outcomes of a disciplinary hearing?

Depending on the severity of the matter, there are several possible outcomes of a disciplinary hearing, including:

No further action is taken against you
An informal verbal warning
A first or final written warning
Adjustments to the terms of your contract i.e. moved to another branch or location

What if I disagree with the outcome, can I appeal?

Yes, you can appeal. Your employer should notify you that you have the right to appeal when they’ve reached a decision. You can be accompanied by a trade union representative, a colleague or you can instruct Cartwright King to represent you.

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