We currently have a system of four steps in our disciplinary procedure: A. Verbal warning B. Written warning C. Final written warning D. Dismissal Would this be standard procedure and would we be covered legally?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 2 September 2015
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The Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures (the “Code”), which was issued by the Labour Relations Commission, sets out best practice guidelines for employers in disciplinary matters. The Code recommends that employers have in place a progressive series of disciplinary sanctions, including those outlined in this question. As such, these steps are an important element of any disciplinary procedure. Disciplinary procedures often allow an employer to skip one or more stages of the process, depending on the seriousness of the issue.

However, it is also essential that the other elements of the disciplinary procedure are reasonable and fair if an employer is to be in a position

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