January 16, 2018

How to manage misconduct

Top tips for managing misconduct:

  • Follow the ACAS Code
  • Comply with your own procedures/policies
  • Carry out a thorough investigation within a reasonable timeframe
  • Invite the employee to a disciplinary hearing at a reasonable time and place
  • Give the employee  all the evidence and sufficient time to prepare for the disciplinary hearing
  • Hold the disciplinary hearing
  • Consider all the evidence carefully, decide the outcome and confirm this in writing without unreasonable delay
  • Give the employee a right of appeal 
  • Deal with any appeal within a reasonable timeframe, confirming the outcome in writing