Disciplinary Procedure Policy

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Our Disciplinary Policy template can be used by all employers. This policy sets out the rules for both a disciplinary procedure and a capability procedure. It covers how managers will manage incidents of misconduct or tackle under-performance by staff.

The law requires employers to have in place a written disciplinary procedure complying with sections 3(1)(b)(i) and (c), of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The disciplinary policy can be (a) included in the employment contract (or statutory statement of employment terms) or (b) provided in a separate policy or staff handbook, so long as it is mentioned in the contract or statement.

Our policy and procedure template fulfils this requirement and also complies with the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures (you can find the full Code here).

Using our Disciplinary Procedure template

In matters of discipline or under-performance, employers must treat employees consistently and in line with their written policy. Essentially this is about treating employees fairly (in accordance with the Acas Code of Practice). Failing to do this could lead to an unfair dismissal claim against the employer if the employee is treated unfairly and that results in his or her being dismissed under the policy.

Our clear written policy will help you to tackle these issues in a fair and consistent manner in line with the law, both protecting the employer and treating the employee fairly in the process.

With our free guide that accompanies the template disciplinary policy, you will find producing your HR policy quick and easy. You can then issue it to all staff. If you ever need to use it, you will find its processes clear and easy to follow, helping you to avoid unfair dismissal claims and protecting your business.

As with all our templates, you receive access to any future updates to this template free of charge once you have purchased the original template. This helps you to keep up-to-date on any changes in the law and practice and keep you protected at no further cost to you.

Other HR Handbook documentation

Legalo has a full range of policies for your HR Handbook if you need individual policies or you can buy the complete set at a significant discount on the price of buying them individually. Have a look at our HR templates section for full details.

If you only need a disciplinary policy and a grievance policy, we offer 20% off when you buy both at the same time using our discount package – click here for more details.