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Managing discipline - Investigation to possible dismissal: A guide

Managing discipline - Myth busting: True or false? Case study one

If somebody repeatedly misbehaves at work, it is still hard to sack them without ending up at an employment tribunal?

If you take a few steps, you will reduce chances of the employee taking the claim to tribunal, and increase your chances of defending it, if they do.

First, clearly spell out from the beginning how your employees must behave, setting out what is misconduct, how these rules will be enforced and how they can be dismissed if they are broken.

Put these rules in writing and make sure that they are referred to in an employee's Written Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment, and say where they can be easily found.

And use their induction to make sure your employees fully understand how misconduct will be dealt with.

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