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SERVICE PROCEDURE

CONTENTS
Part 1 – Disciplinary Procedure Introduction Purpose Principles Human Resources & Other Advice Disciplinary Stages Part 2 – Procedure Guidance Introduction Scope of Guidance Stages of Disciplinary Action Initiating Formal Disciplinary Action Level of Management Investigation

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HUMAN RESOURCES

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Information for the Employee before a Disciplinary Hearing 12 Time Limits Representation The Hearing Appeals Suspension General Issues 12 13 14 18 20 21

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE & PROCEDURE GUIDANCE
HUMAN RESOURCES DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE & PROCEDURE GUIDANCE

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SERVICE PROCEDURE

CONTENTS (continued)
Other Legal Issues

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Appendix A – A Simplified Briefing Note for the Disciplinary Procedure Appendix B – Draft Dismissal Letter Appendix C – Draft Investigation Letter Appendix D – Draft Suspension Letter Appendix E – Disciplinary Flow Chart

HUMAN RESOURCES

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AUDIT OF AMENDMENTS

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APRIL 2007 July 2008

TRANSFERRED TO SHAREPOINT Added after para 31 V. Bell Please note: where a warning has been issued, Continued Professional Development payments where applicable, will not be paid for the period of time that the warning is on file. Continual Professional Development, where applicable will not be paid during the period of warning. Continual Professional Development, where applicable will not be paid during the period of warning. V. Bell

July 2008

July 2008

Added in para 16 of the procedure guidance Added in para 22 of the procedure guidance Added in para 25 of the procedure guidance Appendix E 10

V. Bell

July 2008

A warning (CPD payments will not be paid for the period of the warning.

V. Bell

July 2008 Oct 2010

Amended Appendix Added. It must be noted that the behaviour listed below can include such actions/activity using social media. Added. harassment, victimisation or bullying, including cyber bullying Added. It must be noted that the behaviour listed below can include such actions/activity using social media. Added. harassment, victimisation or bullying, including cyber bullying.

V. Bell SCF 19 August 2010 SCF 19 August 2010 SCF 19 August 2010 SCF 19 August 2010

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LEICESTERSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

INTRODUCTION 1 This procedure applies in cases of conduct, unsatisfactory work performance and poor attendance, for further details please refer to the guidance. The Absence Management Procedure should be applied for absence due to sickness. The disciplinary guidance covers the scope of the procedure; the requirement to undertake an appropriate investigation; the stages of the procedure; the sanctions available to the employer; the rights of the employee; the hearing and the appeal mechanism; etc. This procedure is written in accordance with the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance 2004 and replaces every aspect of the Regulations from the date of the repeal of the Statutory Disciplinary Regulations. The basis of this procedure is that the principle of natural...
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