Disciplinary Procedures

Key Points

  • There are a number of reasons for having a Disciplinary Procedure in place, including the legal requirement to provide details of disciplinary rules and procedure under section 1 Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • There are risks attached to getting disciplinary proceedings wrong.
  • Acas has published a Code of Practice on running disciplinary proceedings.  
  • Having a contractual Disciplinary Procedure can cause difficulties in certain circumstances.
  • Informal resolution should be considered before formal proceedings.
  • Formal Disciplinary Proceedings should usually comply with the Acas Code of Practice, and include certain components. 
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