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 if the employee has 2 years of service. This Business Guide (BG) 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 BG.

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.