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This section covers the management and handling of misconduct and disciplinary issues in the workplace. It also deals with managing employees’ use of social media, which increasingly impacts on disciplinary processes.
We advise you on how to conduct a disciplinary hearing, helping to ensure a fair process and that the manager's decision making process is fair and lawful.
We guide you through the investigation process — initial interview, your rights to obtain evidence and carry out searches, and if you should inform the police.
We explain the steps you can take against staff who post damaging content online, including inappropriate pictures, information leaks, and whistleblowing.
We advise you on how the manager should make the disciplinary decision, including considering the evidence, the sanction, and how long it will last.
We advise you on managing the appeal process, including possible grounds of appeal, how to prepare for the appeal hearing and how to conduct it.
We advise you on handling situations where the employee raises a grievance during the disciplinary process.
We help you decide whether to take formal or informal disciplinary action in misconduct cases, explaining why consistency of approach is so important.
We explain what to do before a disciplinary hearing, including notifying the employee, gathering witnesses, and assigning a manager to hear the case.
Download letters, forms, policies and other useful tools to help manage misconduct and disciplinary issues in the workplace.
Know your legal obligations when initiating a disciplinary hearing.
Our HR services will help you plan and manage disciplinary and grievance procedures.
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