Managing Employees – Misconduct and Grievances
An introduction to help managers recognise misconduct and grievance issues outlining the approach to take in managing the process. Considering when a “light touch” approach versus a formal process is appropriate.
- Which Policy applies? Outline of Performance, Disciplinary, Absence from Work and Grievance Policies
- Misconduct – what standards apply?
- The need for a Disciplinary Policy and to follow a process when dealing with misconduct
- Establishing a fair dismissal
- Who is covered by the Disciplinary Policy
- The disciplinary investigation – who should carry this out and its scope
- Serious misconduct and suspending employees
- Obtaining appropriate evidence during the investigation
- The purpose of the investigation report – is there a case to answer?
- The disciplinary hearing, decision process and disciplinary appeal
- Unfair dismissal and the value of a claim
- Recognising grievances – format they may arise in and assessing the nature of the concern
- Managing grievances – an informal versus a formal approach
- Areas to watch out for
- Case studies