What is Disciplinary action?

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Disciplinary action is a method of dealing with employees who cause problems or do not follow company rules and policies.

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Disciplinary action definition

Disciplinary action is a method of dealing with employees who cause problems or do not follow company rules and policies.

Companies use a range of disciplinary procedures depending on the severity of the transgression.

Types of disciplinary action procedures

- Informal disciplinary procedures: are not codified and are usually handled discretely by a manager

- formal procedures: are codified in a company handbook or employment contract and followed closely by the employer

For serious transgressions employees are likely to be suspended from work.


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