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disciplinary procedure

a set of rules governing the way managers should conduct investigations into infringements of company rules or unsatisfactory performance by employees. Generally disciplinary procedures require that employees be formally notified of the charge against them, have an opportunity to defend themselves (accompanied by a friend or TRADE UNION representative), be formally notified of any punishments, and have a right of appeal. If an employee is dismissed, failure to abide by such a procedure can lay a company open to a charge of UNFAIR DISMISSAL. See GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE.
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Negotiations between the city and the union reached a stalemate in late June, largely over the issue of disciplinary procedure, Herron said.
Apply your disciplinary procedure consistently and fairly.
He has been suspended since February 2002 and there has been much criticism of the long-drawn-out disciplinary procedure.
It has long been an established principle of unfair dismissal law that, even in circumstances where misconduct is serious enough to justify dismissal it will be found to be unfair if the employer fails to comply with the principles of natural justice, for example, by failing to give an employee a fair hearing or if the employer otherwise fails to follow its own disciplinary procedure.
Managing director Alan Anderson said: "This is the subject of a disciplinary procedure.
Contract talks between the city and police have stalled over a disciplinary procedure that officers say is unfair.
Though Mr Bridge clearly felt aggrieved about the way he had been treated at work the only reason for his resignation was that he had been sent home But the tribunal strongly criticised the management for the way they dealt with Mr Bridge over his creased shirt by failing to follow any disciplinary procedure.
Although an employer may have followed the new disciplinary procedure, the tribunal could still find that there are other steps or other things which the employer should have done.
The procedure for disciplinary procedure of a consultant is a long and complex one.
From September a tiered disciplinary procedure will be introduced to deal with staff.
The statement read: 'We are now in a position to reveal that Billy Turley's disciplinary procedure concerned a positive result for a prohibited substance following a drugs test.
It is important to be clear in your mind about the purpose of the disciplinary procedure you are writing -it is not to punish, but to assist employees to maintain the standards of conduct that are required.