Disciplinary Policy and Procedure

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What is it?

A Disciplinary Policy and Procedure is a document that provides a framework for your company when dealing with cases where employees are alleged not to have met the required standards of conduct.

Why do you need it?

The aim of a Disciplinary Policy and Procedure is to ensure prompt, consistent, and fair treatment for all employees and to assist in enabling both the employee and the company to be clear about the expectations of both parties.

Disciplinary Policy and Procedure can help ensure a relationship of mutual trust between you and your employees by putting in place a proper process for handling issues such as unsatisfactory behaviour, performance, or attendance.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Disciplinary Policy and Procedure, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Standards of conduct required;
  • Rights to appeal to the disciplinary procedures;
  • Suspension of benefits (if necessary); and
  • Levels of warning, dismissal, and alternatives to dismissal.

Disciplinary Policy and Procedure Document

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