Discipline

Employers' disciplinary rules set standards and make it clear what conduct is and is not acceptable in the workplace. A disciplinary procedure permits employers to deal fairly and consistently with employees who breach the rules and commit misconduct.

The “Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures” provides employers with the principles for handling workplace disciplinaries. Employment tribunals will take the code into account when considering relevant cases, with the possibility of a 25% adjustment in any compensation awarded.


Boozy lunch back in favour

27 Oct 2004

Lunchtime drinking is making a comeback, according to a survey by employment law consultancy Peninsula. A third of the 1,300...

Continue Reading

Equal triangle?

1 Jun 2004

Employers need to make small but significant changes to internal processes surrounding discipline, illness and annual leave for temporary workers....

Continue Reading

Where to draw the line

1 Jun 2004

Employers must strike a balance between keeping an eye on poor performance and protecting the employees' rightto privacy if monitoring policies are to work. Liz Hall reports

Continue Reading