Policy and procedure—performance and capability
Policy and procedure—performance and capability

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

  • Policy and procedure—performance and capability

  1. 1

    Introduction

    1. 1.1

      This document sets out the policy and procedure operated by the Company to address:

      1. 1.1.1

        poor performance (by which we mean lack of skill and aptitude in undertaking a job role) (see paragraph 2);

      2. 1.1.2

        genuine persistent, intermittent short-term absence (see paragraph 3); and

      3. 1.1.3

        long-term ill-health absence (see paragraph 4).

      4. Paragraph 5 sets out the formal capability procedure that will apply if informal steps taken to deal with any of these issues are insufficient, ie invitations, attendance, the right to be accompanied, how capability meetings are conducted, adjournment, the decision and the right of appeal.

    2. 1.2

      This policy[ has been agreed in consultation with [trade union representatives OR the staff association OR employees] and] applies to all employees.

    3. 1.3

      This policy intends to provide a framework for dealing with matters in a fair, supportive and consistent manner. It is intended only as a statement of the Company's policy and does not form part of any contract of employment or otherwise have contractual effect. The Company reserves the right to make additions or alternations to the policy from time to time and you will be notified of any such additions or alterations.

    4. 1.4

      The Company recognises the importance of dealing with capability