Disciplinary appeal letter template

A template letter for employees to use to appeal a disciplinary outcome. Free to use.

You can copy and paste the template text into an email or document.

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[Today's date]

Dear [your employer / manager / HR manager name],

I am writing to formally appeal against the disciplinary penalty you imposed on me on [date].

My reasons for appeal are as follows:

[List reasons for your appeal.

For example: 

  • you disagree with the way disciplinary action was taken
  • you feel the outcome was too harsh
  • you have new evidence that you feel should be considered]

I would be grateful if you would let me know when and where we can meet to discuss my appeal. 

I would like to be accompanied at the meeting by [name].

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

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