Deal with an employee who has behaved inappropriately outside the workplace

Key points

  • Conduct outside work can result in disciplinary action. However, as with all disciplinary proceedings, the employer must ensure that any disciplinary action taken is consistent, and follow a fair process.
  • The employer will need to consider how relevant the behaviour is to the employee's role.
  • Whether or not it is appropriate for the employer to take disciplinary action will depend on factors including the nature and seriousness of the alleged offence and the duties that the employee carries out.

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