Susie Munro Editor's message: After completing a disciplinary investigation and implementing disciplinary proceedings, you have to make a decision on whether or not it is appropriate to take any disciplinary action against the employee. If you decide that disciplinary action is required, you must decide on the appropriate penalty.

When deciding on an appropriate disciplinary penalty, there may be a difficult balance to strike between acting consistently with previous cases within your organisation and taking proper account of any mitigating factors.

Susie Munro, senior employment law editor

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