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Author: Lynda Macdonald


This line manager briefing looks at the law and good practice on employee misconduct, including the meaning of misconduct, the necessary communication skills for a disciplinary hearing and the use of warnings. The briefing reflects the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures", which provides practical guidance on handling workplace discipline.

This line manager briefing is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation for training purposes, which should be used in conjunction with the briefing. The briefing and PowerPoint presentation can be adapted for use, subject to the XpertHR terms and conditions of use.

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