Course description

Managers will learn how to run a disciplinary hearing, ensuring compliance with the Acas Code of Conduct, the difference between misconduct & gross misconduct and the range of reasonable outcomes from disciplinary hearings. Examples of cases will be used to illustrate best practice and ensure interest.  


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          Course agenda

          • The Acas code of practice and the legal position regarding fair reasons for dismissal
          • The company’s disciplinary policy and procedure
          • Definitions of misconduct and gross misconduct
          • Levels of warnings, and expiry times
          • Disciplinary paperwork
          • The appeals process


          Recommended duration: 2 hours 

          We can adapt the agenda depending on your requirements/needs.
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          Suitable for: all managers (new and experienced)  

            Learner Objectives

            By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 

            • Be aware of the company’s disciplinary policy and the ACAS code of practice  
            • Know the process and procedure for when to hold a disciplinary hearing, how to set it up, and how to chair a disciplinary hearing 
            • Confidently lead a disciplinary hearing 
            • Understand the levels of warnings, and make appropriate decisions on the outcome 
            • Know the process for an appeal, and how to chair an appeal hearing 

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