Disciplinary sanctions against you at work

Disciplinary rules and procedures

Your employer’s disciplinary rules and procedures set the behaviour standards expected of you at work. They also make clear the actions and outcomes if you breach those rules.  The outcomes could be warnings, performance management or ultimately dismissal.


Misconduct process diagram


Resources Available

Disciplinary action and capability

Discrimination at work

Surviving a workplace suspension

How to fight dismissal on Probation

How to survive a criminal charge, conviction or caution at work

Social Media and Unfair Dismissal

Surviving a disciplinary investigation at work

Surviving Capability and Performance Management

The Disciplinary Hearing

Alcohol and Drugs at work

How to prepare a schedule of loss for unfair dismissal


Employee Representative Guide for non-union workplaces

Best of the web

Disciplinary procedures and action against you at work

ACAS Guidance and Code on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Dealing with disciplinary action and dismissal at work



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