Discipline, grievance and performance

In this section, you can find guidance on investigating and disciplining employees for misconduct, handling grievances and managing under-performance, including guidance on developing appropriate policies and a series of model letters.

  • Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures

    We explain the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures and why employers should comply with its provisions.

  • Discipline and misconduct

    We explain how to manage misconduct and disciplinary issues, including advice on handling employees’ misuse of social media in the workplace, what to include in your disciplinary policies and procedures and how to conduct fair disciplinary investigations and hearings.

  • Managing grievances

    We advise on handling grievances effectively, being legally compliant and what to include in a written grievance or bullying and harassment procedure.

  • Managing poor performance

    We examine how to manage poor performance which is due to issues of competency or an ability to do the job (not an employee’s wilful misconduct), including drafting and operating a performance management procedure.

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