Discipline: Deal with a misconduct issue

When to use this discipline flowchart

Use this discipline flowchart to deal with possible misconduct issues in line with the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures"; carrying out a fair investigation, holding a disciplinary meeting and offering the right of appeal.

While any failure to follow the code is not actionable in itself, an employment tribunal hearing a relevant case will take the code into account, and may increase any compensation awarded by up to 25% where the employer has unreasonably failed to comply with it.

The proper use of a disciplinary procedure is a key component in determining whether or not a dismissal is procedurally fair.

Key steps

Key "What if...?" events

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