Performance issues

Dealing with negative issues being raised about your performance is difficult. It is important to try to be as objective as possible about the situation, even if you believe that the issues being raised are not justified or that there are entirely reasonable explanations.

In many cases, it is possible to deal with the issues constructively and move forward positively within the organisation. In other cases, it may be preferable to seek to negotiate exit terms on as favourable a basis as possible. Sometimes, it may be advisable to challenge the employer’s unlawful use of performance procedures, through any available internal grievance or appeal mechanisms and ultimately through the Courts and Tribunals.

How you react to the performance issues being raised is often crucial to the outcome. So, it is important to formulate and execute a realistic strategy which takes into account the nature of the employment relationship.

At Archon we have a great deal of experience of helping executives in this kind of situation. We provide expert support and guidance in formulating a strategy aimed at securing the best available outcome for you and your career.

Our work for executives in this area includes:

  • Considering and distilling the issues which have led to the issues being raised
  • Assessing the situation and potential outcome(s)
  • Advising in relation to participation in any proposed performance improvement plans
  • Acting and advising in relation to any negotiations which may take place
  • Providing guidance and assistance with the conduct of any formal proceedings and hearings, including drafting statements collating relevant documents
  • Providing guidance and assistance with internal appeals where necessary
  • Acting for executives bringing legal claims in respect of performance-related decisions, including wrongful and unfair dismissal, and claims under the whistleblowing and discrimination legislation