Good disciplinary procedures are an essential part of human resources management essentially to maintain good discipline and morale amongst staff. They also to ensure that an otherwise fair dismissal is not rendered unfair by grossly inadequate or unfair procedures. It is imperative for employers to be aware of the practical procedures associated with effective handling of discipline in the workplace. Under the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977 to 2007 employers are obliged to give an employee a written statement of the disciplinary/dismissal procedure within 28 days after entering a contract of employment.
The aim of this guide is to advise employers on adopting a fair, consistent and systematic approach to conducting disciplinary meetings when required. A disciplinary procedure provides a clear and transparent framework to deal with difficulties that may arise. You will also find template documents for discipline investigations and outcomes. .. Read more
At the core of any organisation is the need for satisfactory standards of performance and behaviour from employees. The onus is on management to establish these standards. A fair and equitable disciplinary procedure is required to deal with employees who step outside these expected standards. Such a procedure is not a punishment technique, but .. Read more
Playback a webinar from the SFA on the best practice approach to discipline and dismissal, as well as exploring the most common pitfalls to ensure that your business does not fall foul of the unfair Dismissals Act 1997-2015. .. Read more