Should you decide to take disciplinary action against an employee, the golden rule is that a fair procedure should always be followed
A disciplinary issue usually occurs when the actions of an employee has had a negative impact on your business, for example in the case of misconduct or poor performance.
Disciplinary procedures provide a clear and transparent framework to deal with difficulties which may arise as part of a working relationship from the perspective of either the employer or employee.
Kiss HR will be able to guide businesses through the disciplinary procedures, step by step – ensuring that a fair procedure is followed.
Good grievance procedures are as important as disciplinary procedures. If a grievance is not dealt with fairly, the employee may be able to file a complaint with a tribunal. Should they then be successful with that claim, the business may be ordered to pay extra compensation as a fine for not following correct procedures and a fair process.
Grievance procedures are needed
- To provide individuals with a course of action, should they have a complaint (which they are unable to resolve informally, through regular communication with their line manager)
- To provide points of contact and timescales to resolve issues of concern