Overview

Good disciplinary procedures are an essential part of human resources management essentially to maintain good discipline and morale amongst staff. They also to ensure that an otherwise fair dismissal is not rendered unfair by grossly inadequate or unfair procedures. A disciplinary procedure provides a clear, fair, consistent and transparent framework to deal with difficulties that may arise as part of the working relationship and the disciplinary meeting is a fundamental part of this process. It is imperative employers are aware of the practical procedures associated with effective handling of discipline in the workplace.