Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures during the Coronavirus Pandemic
The law and Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures still apply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes while social distancing and lockdown measures are in place.
The employer needs to decide if it would still be fair and reasonable to carry on with or start a disciplinary or grievance procedure while:
- people are on temporary leave because of coronavirus (on ‘furlough’)
- following social distancing and other public health guidelines, if they’re in the workplace
- people are working from home, and it would have to be carried out remotely
See the full guidance from Acas here