Monday 6 August 2012

Tips when dealing with misconduct

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 
         the situation.
·        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.