What is Disciplinary procedure?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Disciplinary procedure is a standardized step-by-step comprehensive procedure that a company commits to in situations where an employee has to be warned, reprimanded or dismissed.

Disciplinary procedure definition

Disciplinary procedure is a standardized step-by-step comprehensive procedure that a company commits to in situations where an employee has to be warned, reprimanded or dismissed.

If the procedure is not standardized and fair, the company could face discrimination or other legal charges.

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



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