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If an employer has breached the Acas disciplinary and grievance code can the award be uplifted in a breach of contract claim in a court (or just in a tribunal)?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/08/2019

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  • If an employer has breached the Acas disciplinary and grievance code can the award be uplifted in a breach of contract claim in a court (or just in a tribunal)?

If an employer has breached the Acas disciplinary and grievance code can the award be uplifted in a breach of contract claim in a court (or just in a tribunal)?

For information on the possible uplift of an award of compensation arising from failure to follow the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures generally, see Practice Notes:

  1. Acas disciplinary and grievance code—effect of non-compliance

  2. Acas disciplinary and grievance code—application

Where a Code of Practice is issued by Acas under Chapter III, Part IV of the Trade Union and Labour Relations

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