Two tips when dealing with misconduct:
· Investigate properly – talk to all the staff involved. Where you can,
get written ‘statements’. Be able to paint a picture of the facts of
· Correctly identify the type of misbehaviour as it is not easy to add
further charges if a Warning is issued or at a Disciplinary Enquiry.
An example of why these tips are useful:
A client has a driver who damaged the bucket of a front end loader – the client wanted to charge him with ‘damage to company property’ ; when we investigated it was further identified that he could and should charge him with negligent driving.