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

Our next Open Training Dates for this course can be found below.

  • Thursday 9 June 2022
  • Thursday 1 December 2022

These courses are held at our Rugby office:

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

All our courses can also be delivered on your premises at a date and time to suit you.

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.

Register your interest

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