If somebody stole or defrauded your company and you dismiss them, why should they be awarded thousands of dollars in compensation? Simply because the process followed wasn't fair and reasonable.
So many companies issue employees with warnings or dismiss them, only to have the employee take a Personal Grievance and be awarded large amounts of compensation, even if the decision to dismiss was the right one. It all comes down to the steps you take during a disciplinary process to ensure you act in good faith.
The steps are not difficult once you know them, but there are a number of issues and fish hooks at each step that can trip you up. Once you know these, you’ll be able to always make sure you follow the right process to get the right outcome – and have no Personal Grievance claims.
The good news? Elephants Disciplinary and Dismissal workshop covers exactly that and gives you practical tools and techniques to put in place in your business. Our employment law training always receives fantastic feedback from those who attend who say that they get real value from getting answers to all their questions (however strange or unusual!) and really enjoy the whole day as well as learning lots. Our facilitators all have significant experience in employment law but also how to apply it to many and various situations - so can share how it works in real life.
You will cover the following:
- Understanding the difference between poor performance, misconduct and serious misconduct – and what steps need to be taken for each type.
- Performance improvement plans – how they work, templates to use, how to put them in place and how to deal with the challenges that can come up.
- Giving a warning – how to work through a disciplinary process, the letters to write, how to hold the meetings, the fish hooks that can trip you up and the challenges that can occur when making a decision and telling the employee.
- Dismissing an employee – the letters you must write, what to say and do in the meeting, how to deal if things get nasty and how to end employment.
During the workshop we’ll work through a number of case studies, so that you will get experience investigating an issue, reviewing and rewriting disciplinary letters so they are legally correct, seeing different disciplinary meetings happen and analyse what the outcome should be, considering the factors for dismissal and watch a dismissal discussion happen.
You’ll get a comprehensive workbook packed with templates and tools that you can then use in your business, discuss how this applies across a range of different situations and get answers to any questions or concerns you have.
For more information or to book visit the Elephant Group website.