Code of conduct and disciplinary and dismissal procedure
Code of conduct and disciplinary and dismissal procedure

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Code of conduct and disciplinary and dismissal procedure

  1. 1

    Introduction

    1. 1.1

      The Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Procedure set out below are designed to ensure that all employees of the Company are treated fairly and consistently, to ensure the efficient and safe performance of work and to promote the maintenance of good relations between colleagues and between employees and their managers.

    2. 1.2

      You should familiarise yourself with and abide by the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure. The Disciplinary Procedure[ has been agreed in consultation with [trade unions, namely [enter details] AND/OR our staff association AND/OR employees] and] applies to all employees.

    3. 1.3

      The Disciplinary Procedure will be used where there are possible issues of misconduct. This procedure does not apply to cases where an employee fails to perform to the required standard as a result of lack of skill, capability or training or has genuine sickness absence. In those cases, reference should be made to the [Capability Procedure OR [insert name of alternative relevant policy/policies]].

    4. 1.4

      The Code of Conduct is contractual and forms part of your contract of employment with the Company. The Disciplinary Procedure is for guidance only. It is intended only as a statement of the Company's procedure or policy and does not form