Suspension from work is not a form of disciplinary action in itself – it is commonly used by employers to remove employees from the workplace whilst they carry out investigations.
If you have been invited to a disciplinary meeting, further guidance is available at this section of the Citizens Advice website.
In most cases, the best way to challenge disciplinary action will be to submit an appeal. For guidance on how to make an appeal, see this section of the Citizens Advice website.
Citizens Advice have produced a factsheet on what to do in this situation which is available here.
Employees with at least 2 years’ continuous service will usually be eligible for statutory redundancy pay. A free redundancy pay calculator is available on the official Government website here.
Don’t forget that redundancy pay is payable in addition to any notice pay, holiday pay and wages that may be owed.
The first step would be to try and resolve things informally with your employer, although you do have the option of raising a formal grievance if you so wish. For more information see this section of the Citizens Advice website.
If you wish to raise a grievance, you can access a tool to help you write a grievance letter here.
If you feel that you are being discriminated against at work, it would be advisable to follow the same steps for bullying and harassment to begin with (see section above). However, discrimination is potentially illegal and could give rise to grounds for an Employment Tribunal claim as well.
For more information on discrimination, see this section of the Citizens Advice website
To access a factsheet on changes to employment contracts and the main issues involved, see this section of the ACAS website
ACAS has produced a leaflet on holidays and holiday pay, which is available here.
Citizen's Advice have produced a range of sample letters to help you with your employment problems. To view and download the letters please click here.
A range of printable fact sheets on Employment is available here