Disciplinary Process Guide NZ
Guide to Managing Disciplinary Processes
A guide outlining what to do and what not to do when managing an employee disciplinary process.
There are a lot of loopholes and if an employer does not follow the correct process, document the process, provide the employee sufficient time, or is deemed to be not acting in good faith, an employee can hold a personal grievance.
The way in which a disciplinary process is conducted – and specifically the nature & timing of the written communications are critical in remaining compliant when you wish to undergo an employee disciplinary process.
Remaining compliant with requirements is absolutely essential – and is one of the most common areas of personal grievances being upheld.
If you follow the correct process, you act promptly and in good faith, the process will be successful – and frequently will result in an improved performance from the employee and a stronger relationship.