Disciplinary Action for Performance and Conduct Issues

When it comes to disciplining or dismissing an employee there is legislation that employers need to be aware of in order to ensure a fair and reasonable process and to reduce the risk of successful unfair dismissal claims.

One of the mistakes that SME business owners or managers and supervisors make when faced with poor performance or conduct is to avoid dealing with the issue. This can be for a variety of reasons including not knowing what steps to take, a fear of getting it wrong or being accused of bullying.

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Course Overview

Our full day training program is designed to provide participants with an easily digestible outline of the various legal obligations they need to be aware of. Building on this foundation, the program will also equip your leaders and give them the confidence to deal with poor performance and misconduct issues to minimise the risk of successful claims being made against your business.

This full day training program is ideal for those with an introductory knowledge of the disciplinary process or those looking for a refresher, including managers/supervisors and HR practitioners.

The course will provide your managers/supervisors or HR practitioners with an outline of the various legal obligations they need to be aware of and is designed to equip them with the confidence to deal with poor performance and conduct issues in order to minimise risks associated with successful claims being made against them and your business.

Participants

This program would be ideal for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresh and managers/team leaders and SME owners seeking an introductory course on the disciplinary process.

While not mandatory, it is recommended that participants have completed our Managing Performance course prior to attending this program.

Learning OUtcomes

  • Identify the legal risks in managing performance and conduct issues, including unfair dismissal, adverse action, unlawful discrimination and workplace bullying
  • Determine what constitutes reasonable management action in the context of performance management and disciplinary action
  • Apply a procedurally fair disciplinary process – Conduct a disciplinary meeting – Implement disciplinary outcomes, including dismissal
  • Undertake best practice in relation to record keeping
  • Draft warning and termination of employment letters

Course Format

Course format is inclusive of facilitator-led discussion, individual and group activities including case studies, group discussions, skills practice, templates and resources.

Duration: 1 day

Contact our team today for further information