Understand the issue:
In relation to unfair dismissal rights, you must:
If you fail to do this, the employee may successfully claim unfair dismissal.
Also in relation to dismissals and action short of dismissal, you must follow the ACAS Code.
It should be noted, however, that the Code simplifies unfair misconduct and poor performance dismissal law but, as it is not comprehensive, it is possible for a tribunal to find a dismissal unfair even though the employer has followed the Code.