Disciplining employees: following a fair process


Unfortunately, there are occasions when an employee’s conduct or performance is unacceptable and disciplinary action is considered appropriate. It is imperative that in doing so you follow a fair and reasonable process, as a failure to do so could ultimately give rise to a claim for unfair dismissal. This Q&A is intended to provide you with an overview and guidance on the process to follow.  There is also a flowchart you can refer to which can be found at the end of this Q&A.

We strongly advise you contact CallFirst on 0370 845 8458 and speak with one of our employment advisers, if you are contemplating disciplining an employee and prior to taking any action.