This publication sets out how to manage discipline and grievance processes in line with legal requirements and best practice.
Disciplinary procedures are used for dealing with problems with employees' conduct or their performance, which could lead to warnings or dismissal.
This Information Note provides guidance on general principles in relation to discipline. It is not a substitute for the Agency’s Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.
As Coronavirus in Northern Ireland continues, It is important that businesses and workers know what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to protecting staff and themselves from the spread of the virus.
This Information Note provides guidance on general principles in relation to employee grievances. It is not a substitute for the Agency’s Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.
Thursday 6th February 2014
This guide is purely advisory. It complements the Agency’s Code by giving more practical advice and guidance that employers and employees and their representatives will often find helpful both in general terms and in respect of individual cases.
Workers have the right to take paid time off during working hours to accompany fellow workers employed by the same employer to certain disciplinary and grievance hearings.
Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that employees may raise with their employers.
Published November 2018
This guide gives practical advice on how to prepare a disciplinary procedure and how to operate it effectively. It also gives advice on preparing a general dismissal procedure addressing dismissals relating to capability, redundancy, expiry/non renewal of a fixed term contract.