ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has made available a revised Code of Practice dealing with discipline and grievance procedures. The Code has been approved by the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. The draft guidance will now be put before Parliament for approval.
The revised Code provides broad principles on discipline and grievance handling in the workplace. The Code will be backed up by a non-statutory Acas Guide providing more detailed good practice advice.
The Code is due to come into effect on 6 April 2009.
Source: ACAS website