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Podcast: Common conundrums when deciding disciplinary sanctions

Should the same punishment be handed down to everyone when there are multiple culprits? Can an expired warning be taken into account? Can a disciplinary sanction be increased on appeal? We discuss some common dilemmas for employers when decidingĀ on disciplinary penalties.

Using examples from case law, we also look at the key factors to take into account when settling on the appropriate disciplinary sanction. In particular, we explain why the four key considerations are: the seriousness of the offence; any mitigating circumstances; any previous warnings; and consistency.