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Disciplinary rules and procedures policy

When dealing with disciplinary issues, it's critical that you have and follow a fair and reasonable procedure. If you don't, it could lead to employees making tribunal claims against you.

This policy helps you to achieve this, and can also help ensure your staff know what to do and expect. It sets out:
  • Information about the policy, including who it's for, its purpose and scope, and how it'll be communicated and implemented
  • How and when employees may be formally or informally suspended from work
  • How you'll conduct disciplinary investigations
  • How and when you'll carry out informal disciplinary discussions
  • The steps of the formal disciplinary procedure
  • The possible outcomes of a disciplinary meeting
  • The appeals procedure
  • Information on attending disciplinary or appeal meetings
  • How you'll deal with any grievance raised during the disciplinary procedure
  • Examples of serious misconduct
  • Examples of gross misconduct
  • The consequences of breaching the policy.

This policy complies with the Acas code of practice (for England, Wales and Scotland) and the Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures and Labour Relations Agency code of practice (for Northern Ireland).

Compatible region(s): Scotland Northern Ireland England Wales

Disciplinary rules and procedures policy

When dealing with disciplinary issues, it's critical that you have and follow a fair and reasonable procedure. If you don't, it could lead to employees making tribunal claims against you.

This policy helps you to achieve this, and can also help ensure your staff know what to do and expect. It sets out:
  • Information about the policy, including who it's for, its purpose and scope, and how it'll be communicated and implemented
  • How and when employees may be formally or informally suspended from work
  • How you'll conduct disciplinary investigations
  • How and when you'll carry out informal disciplinary discussions
  • The steps of the formal disciplinary procedure
  • The possible outcomes of a disciplinary meeting
  • The appeals procedure
  • Information on attending disciplinary or appeal meetings
  • How you'll deal with any grievance raised during the disciplinary procedure
  • Examples of serious misconduct
  • Examples of gross misconduct
  • The consequences of breaching the policy.

This policy complies with the Acas code of practice (for England, Wales and Scotland) and the Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures and Labour Relations Agency code of practice (for Northern Ireland).

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