Managing Grievance and Disciplinary action

Course Description

A comprehensive review of both the practical and legal considerations for Councils in their role as Employer.

We would recommend that as a minimum, a representative from the council as the employer attends (i.e. a councillor).

This is an interactive course  and offers the opportunity to network with Councillors from Councils across Northamptonshire to share best practice and ideas.

Key areas covered in this course include:

  • How to respond to different staff problems

  • Who manages formal and informal disciplinary issues, the full council or a delegated sub committee?

  • Understanding the benefits of effective informal counselling; to resolve most problems without the need for formal disciplinary action.

  • How to conduct an informal counselling session.


  • Conducting Formal Disciplinary Action – the ACAS Guidelines.

  • Resolving Grievances – the ACAS Guidelines and the legal frame work affecting Town and Parish Councils (s28 of the Localism Act 2011 & Ledbury)

  • Investigating an Employee's Grievance informally.

  • Determining whether or not the Council can conduct further action in relation to the Employee's complaint or if it needs to be referred to the District Monitoring Officer.

Who Should Attend?

The course is for both clerks and councillors.


Course tutor

Chris Moses

Managing Director, Personnel Advice and Solutions Limited

Chris Moses holds a Masters Degree in Employment Law, with Distinction, from Leicester University. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has over twenty years front line HR experience. He has over fifteen years experience of helping small Councils to comply with their legal obligations as Employers.

Date, Time and Venue

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