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Disciplinary outcome appeal letter

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Our Disciplinary Outcome Appeal Letter Template empowers employees to seek fair resolution, addressing concerns and ensuring procedural fairness.

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What is a Disciplinary outcome appeal letter?

A Disciplinary Outcome Appeal Letter is a formal letter written by an employee to appeal against a disciplinary action taken against them. The letter typically outlines the reasons why the decision was unfair or unjust, and requests a reconsideration of the outcome.

The letter may include a detailed explanation of the events leading up to the disciplinary action, any mitigating circumstances that may have influenced the decision, and any evidence or documentation that supports the appeal. It may also include a proposed alternative disciplinary outcome that the appellant believes would be more appropriate.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this letter be issued?
Within the timescale set out in the disciplinary decision letter.
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this letter, and to whom?
The Employee to the Employer (you)
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this letter be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

What legislation and best practice guidelines have been taken into account in the development of this template?

United Kingdom
  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Provides guidelines on the right for employees to appeal disciplinary decisions.

  • Equality Act 2010: Ensures fair treatment during the appeal process, prohibiting discrimination based on protected characteristics.

  • ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures: Offers best practices for handling disciplinary appeals, promoting procedural fairness.

  • Data Protection Act 2018: Ensures that employee data related to disciplinary appeals is handled securely and confidentially.

Other territories

Consult your jurisdiction's employment legislation or labor laws to ensure compliance with the template. Review the language for local precision.

Disciplinary outcome appeal [Delete this line]

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],


Appeal against discipinary decision

I am writing to formally appeal against the disciplinary penalty you imposed on me on [date].

My reasons for appeal are as follows:

[List reasons for your appeal. For example:

  • you disagree with the way disciplinary action was taken
  • you feel the outcome was too harsh
  • you have new evidence that you feel should be considered]

I would be grateful if you would let me know when and where we can meet to discuss my appeal.

I would like to be accompanied at the meeting by [name].

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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