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Expert legal advice if you have a disciplinary.

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Helping you if you

have a disciplinary

Get advice and representation with an experienced trade union official

Being called to a disciplinary meeting can be a very stressful experience. However, the government  has put  in place certain standards which have to be followed by your employer and if they do not follow the rules it could be unfair:

  • Your employer has to follow a disciplinary procedure.

  • You have the right to have prior knowledge of the allegations against you. The allegations have to be specific and once made they cannot be changed or any new allegations cannot be added.

  • You have to be given time to consider the allegations against you and any evidence the employer will use during the disciplinary hearing.

  • You have the right to be accompanied to the meeting by a workplace colleague or trade union representative.

How we can help you


A experienced trade union officer from PAL can help you to prepare for a disciplinary hearing. First, we can help you construct your defence, so that you can challenge whatever evidence the employer puts in front of you.


We can also represent you at the disciplinary meeting. Here, our officer can speak on your behalf, express opinions and summarise your case.


After any disciplinary hearing your employer will send you  a letter regarding the outcome of the disciplinary process. The employee has the right to appeal and you should always appeal if you feel you were unfairly treated. We can help you with the appeal and could attend the appeal meeting with you.

If the situation can not be resolved through the internal process, there is the option of your issue going to an employment tribunal.


Alternatively, we can discuss whether your employer would like to enter into a settlement agreement with you. This is where you agree not to go to court in return for a payment from your employer.  PAL can help you with these negations and can provide you with the legal advice needed for a settlement.

"Your advice and support was really useful in playing back to the employer many points that absolutely highlighted the indefensiveness of the allegations made."


Initial advice package

  • 2-3 hours of an experienced advisor's time.

  • We'll discuss your employment situation and suggest the best course of action for your case.

  • Your advisor will be a professional with years of expertise working in employment law.

Further advice package

  • In-depth guidance and support on your employment situation from a dedicated advisor.

  • We'll run through a strategy for handling your case based on sound knowledge of employment relations.

  • We'll review all relevant documents and provide you with verbal and written advice on your situation.

  • We'll engage with your employer on your behalf and provide assistance on drafting relevant letters to your employer or other third parties as required.  

Formal representation package

  • All the advice listed in the advice and support package.

  • Trade union representation at one formal meeting with your employer.

  • As trade union officials, our advisors are uniquely placed to provide you with representation at formal meetings in your workplace.

  • Advice on ACAS early reconciliation process if applicable to your case

  • Representation at additional meetings will be charged at a further £400 per meeting.

Get in touch

If you think we could give you the support you're looking for, we'd love to hear from you - please get in touch:

You’ll be connected to a PAL advisor who can chat to you about the service without any obligation.


If you decide to go ahead you’ll be asked to provide some basic information about your circumstances to ensure that you are provided with relevant advice and that we can support you with your problem.

Call us on 020 3292 0367


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