During the performance of the employment contract the employer may find it necessary to exercise some form of disciplinary authority over the employee, which may take one of a number of forms, ranging from informal warnings, etc, through to final warning or dismissal. There will also be occasions when the employee will wish to pursue a grievance over the way he is treated, and a suitable grievance procedure is the obvious channel to be used. This chapter discusses disciplinary procedures and grievance procedures, how to draw up such procedures and the conduct of disciplinary hearings; the right to be accompanied; disciplinary rules; and the exercise of disciplinary powers such as suspension, warnings and other sanctions.
Keywords: employment law; employers; employee discipline; disciplinary procedure; disciplinary hearing; grievance; grievance procedure; misconduct; formal warning; suspension; demotion
Chapter. 16348 words.
Subjects: Employment and Labour Law
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