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Using our Consultancy Services for Your Disciplinary Needs
May 25, 2017
Disciplinaries are not an easy task to carry out for any business owner or manager. When you take on your employees it’s safe to say you never imagine having to go through the disciplinary process with them. Here at Pytronot we provide a consultancy service for all your HR needs.
Whether it’s one query or an entire set of guidelines and templated forms we can help. Below are some of the guidelines involved in disciplinary proceedings to point you in the right direction.
First things first you will need to ensure that your disciplinary procedure is compliant with the Acas code of practice. Although not following the code isn’t illegal, it can run you into trouble with employment tribunals should your employee make a case against you.
Before carrying out a disciplinary:
You will need to write up a disciplinary procedure. The ACAS code of practice will apply in a similar way. Although the exact rules will depend on your business, you will need to cover items such as; absence and timekeeping, health and safety, use of internet and acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.
The rules you create will need to give examples of what you class as gross misconduct. This will then need to be put into your statement of employment or a HR handbook for staff. You need to make it as clear as you can to your employees where they could face disciplinary action.
Carrying out a disciplinary:
ACAS suggests a disciplinary process that you should take, this includes;
A letter to you employee raising the issue and inviting them to a disciplinary hearing.
A meeting to discuss the issues you previously highlighted in the letter.
A second letter discussing the actions that are going to take place, following the meeting.
If your employee then wishes to appeal this decision, this is where this take place.
If you have found yourself in a complicated or delicate situation, you may need further advice. This is where our team here at Pytronot come into play. For advice and guidance, get in touch with a member of our team today.