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Managing discipline - Investigation to possible dismissal: A guide

Managing discipline - Meet the employee and talk it through

After the investigation and meeting, decide what to do next.

Write to the employee telling them of your decision. An example of a letter is available from our Disciplining staff useful forms section.

But what you do will depend on whether the problem is about conduct or performance.

See Managing discipline - Taking action about conduct issues on handling conduct issues and Managing discipline - Taking action about performance issues for dealing with performance issues.

If absence is a factor also see Managing staff absence: A step-by-step guide, another online tool in this series of guides.

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