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Implementing a fair disciplinary policy in your company

On Behalf of | May 11, 2022 | Employment Law

Your business has grown progressively over the last few years. You’re doing well, and this is largely a result of your work, but also the assistance of your employees.

While the majority of your workers will meet expectations and carry out their job as expected, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to deal with disciplinary issues at some point. What are the fundamentals of a fair disciplinary policy?

Allow for a thorough investigation

You’ve been alerted about a disciplinary issue, and the behavior is potentially very serious. It’s important to remember that at this stage, these are only accusations. You cannot show favoritism towards anyone within your company. It’s important to carry out a thorough examination, based on the facts you have at your disposal. With a thorough investigation, the truth will come out and you may then act accordingly.

Keep a detailed record

For both your protection and that of your employees, it is vital to record in writing details about any complaints. This means that you have a permanent account of what has happened, as well as the actions that have been taken in order to resolve the issue.

Have an appeal process

There may be extenuating circumstances that can better explain the conduct of an employee. It’s important for all individuals within your company to have due process. An appeals procedure is part of this. That way, the final outcome and disciplinary measures taken can be fully proportionate to the alleged offense.

Getting your disciplinary policy is crucial to maintaining the profitability of your company and a safe working environment. If you are unsure about this process, you may want to reach out to someone with extensive knowledge in the field of employment litigation.