This topic examines disciplinary rules, disciplinary sanctions, the use of warnings, the dismissal process and the relevant provisions of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.

The need for disciplinary rules is also explained and advice is given on how to draw up disciplinary rules, including examples. Guidance is given on how to manage poor performance, misconduct, criminal offences, poor timekeeping, absence, negligence and many other common instances of undisciplined behaviour.

For managing and applying the disciplinary process, please see the separate topic Disciplinary Procedures.

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