There is a legal framework within which you must work when managing a formal disciplinary process, and this course helps you do just that.

This isn’t a court of law, and you don’t need proof beyond a reasonable doubt. What you do need is to present a reasonable case to an employee for them to understand your concerns about their conduct and to respond to the company’s position.

We give you a real-life case to review and decide whether you would take it to a formal hearing, as well as real-life tribunal case summaries to decide whether you think those dismissal decisions were fair.

This course is CPD certified.


Learning outcomes

  • Know the importance of undertaking a fair and compliant disciplinary procedure
  • Understand what should happen prior to invoking the formal disciplinary procedure
  • Know what a fair disciplinary procedure is, what your company policy should be, and what your employees’ rights are under it
  • Understand the risks and issues associated with formal disciplinary procedures
  • Know how to conduct the disciplinary hearing
  • Understand what tricks employees may use to frustrate the disciplinary process and how to respond to them
  • Be able to make fair decisions when deciding what the outcome to a formal disciplinary hearing should be and the range of options available

Who will benefit?

  • First line managers and team leaders
  • Newly appointed people managers
  • Experienced managers in need of a refresher
  • Managers responsible for chairing hearings
  • Anyone who has attended our Managing Investigation training

Course content

  • Why we manage conduct
  • Conduct vs capability
  • The manager’s and chairperson’s responsibilities
  • Risks/issues and dealing with them effectively
  • Informal/formal procedure
  • The hearing, stages and outcomes
  • What is gross misconduct
  • Short service procedure
  • Case law and top tips

Course duration

Managing Disciplinary Procedures is a full day course, starting at 9:30 am and finish at 4:00 pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided, if you have any dietary requirements please let us know upon booking.

Dates and location

All our courses can be delivered on your premises at a date and time to suit you. Alternatively, you can attend one of the following open courses:

  • Tuesday 1 December 2020

These courses are held at our Rugby office:

AHR Consultants
Suite 5 Bloxam Court
CV21 2DU
Phone: 0345 076 2288

Course fees

This course costs £219+ VAT per delegate. If you are considering attending multiple courses or sending multiple delegates, you might want to consider purchasing Training Credits which can save you up to 40%. In-house training costs on application.

How to book

Please complete the form below, call 0345 076 2288 or email marketing@ahrconsultants.co.uk. View the terms and conditions.