DISCIPLINE & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
What is a
This can occur when your employer
is not satisfied with your work performance or you have been accused of
causing trouble at work and this is raised with you formally.
What is a
A grievance is a complaint you
make about somebody/something at work for example bullying, poor working
conditions, harassment etc.
have the right to a copy of these procedures which is clear and
understandable and they must always be adhered to! All of these
procedures are based on the concept of natural justice, which allows you
fair procedures, details of any allegations or accusations made against
you, the right to respond and to have a representative of your choosing
- Your right
to representation exists no matter where you work or whether your employer
recognises a trade union or not!!
employer must take into account any representations made and any other
circumstances which are relevant to the situation before making a
action should follow a pattern of verbal and written warnings, with
possible suspension and dismissal as a final option. Steps may be skipped
in the event of serious misconduct.
- You have the
right to appeal a decision to a higher level of management.
- If you have
a grievance or are threatened with disciplinary action you should seek
advice from the relevant trade union for your employment sector.