Investigating and Managing Disciplinary Situations
A suite of short videos to guide managers through the key steps.
A step by step guide to formal disciplinary procedure - and when to use it
This video gives you an overview of what to expect at each stage.
Deciding your remit
You have been asked to do an investigation? Set off with a solid understanding of what is in, and out of scope.
Planning your investigation
Before you start talking to people, take a few minutes to break down what you’re looking into.
Structuring your investigation interviews
How to open up; and close down an investigation interview.
‘Killer’ in a good way: How to ask great quality questions when you’re conducting your investigation.
What an invite to a disciplinary hearing should say - and why
This letter plays a crucial role. This video tells you what to include in the template.
The role of a companion in a formal hearing
What can they do? And how do you keep them on track?
Making your decision do you believe they did it?
Do you have ‘genuine belief based on reasonable grounds’ that the employee committed misconduct – what does that really mean?
Getting off the fence
Do you have two conflicting versions of events? If so, this video will help you decide which version you prefer.
Is this bullying or harassment?
Watch this video if the hearing involves an allegation of this most serious type of misconduct.
Deciding the sanction
You need to select a sanction that’s reasonable: Let this video guide you through your options.
You are chairing a disciplinary appeal - what's your job?
Do you review the decision, or rehear the case?