A disciplinary procedure refers to a structured and formal process that organizations follow when addressing employee misconduct or performance issues. It outlines the steps to be taken to investigate, address, and resolve disciplinary matters in a fair and consistent manner. The primary objective of a disciplinary procedure is to ensure that employees understand the organization's expectations, receive appropriate consequences for their actions, and have an opportunity to improve their behavior or performance.
XYZ Company has a disciplinary procedure in place to address employee misconduct. If an employee is suspected of violating company policies, an investigation is conducted to gather evidence and assess the situation. If the investigation substantiates the allegations, a disciplinary meeting is scheduled with the employee to discuss the issue. Based on the findings and the employee's response, the organization may decide to issue a verbal warning, a written warning, or other appropriate disciplinary measures. The employee has the right to appeal the decision if they feel it was unfair.