Discipline in the Workplace

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is required to deal with disciplinary procedures at work.

We break down the various elements of the process from informal to formal, right through to appeals and will provide clear guidelines on how to approach the difficult subject of discipline in the workplace.

At this end of this Discipline in the Workplace Workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise the key principles of the ACAS Code of Practice for Discipline
  • Distinguish the importance of setting and maintaining standards
  • Explain when and why to use the informal and formal disciplinary processes
  • Identify the significance of preparing for disciplinary interviews, along with guidelines for note taking during the interview
  • Establish how to formulate your conclusion notes following the interview to ensure an equitable outcome
  • Recognise the employee’s rights to an appeal process


What’s Covered?

ACAS Code of Practice

Statutory requirements relating to discipline within the workplace.

Includes what constitutes reasonable behaviour, together with the importance of setting and maintaining standards

Informal or Formal Approach?

 Discussing unsatisfactory behaviour with the employee concerned.

Deciding on the best approach with the overriding aim of taking corrective, early action

Informal Approach

How to deal with minor misconduct

Formal Approach

What actions are required by the manager when it is considered that an employee’s conduct may have breached a rule or fallen below standard

If you would prefer to book a Management Training Workshop for an individual rather than an in-house training course for an entire team you’ll find everything you need over at our Open Management Workshop Page by following this link – or fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as one of our trainers is free.