Decide on an appropriate disciplinary penalty

Key points

  • Once the employer has reached the conclusion that an act of misconduct has taken place, it will need to decide on an appropriate disciplinary penalty.
  • A number of factors will influence its decision, including the nature of the misconduct and the seriousness of the consequences, and the penalty imposed in any similar cases in the past.
  • Possible sanctions include a verbal or written warning, or dismissal with or without notice.

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