Discipline (How to write a charge letter? (Employee Code Number / NRIC,…
How to write a charge letter?
Employee Code Number / NRIC
Acts, practices or conduct which is alleged to have engage
The rule alleged to have violated
A period which the hearing of charges is requested
Advise employee on the hearing of charges
A waiver of right shall be deemed on hearing if has failed to request a hearing within the prescribed period
Admission of charge if failed in an answer to deny expressively
What are the steps in the disciplinary procedures?
Notification of suspension
Forming disciplinary board (investigation)
Issuing charge letter
The Disciplinary Hearing
What are the differences between the process of unionized company and non-unionized company?
Grievance procedures with right to arbitration in unionized company
More difficult to discipline, suspend and dismissed a union worker
Union workers cannot be protected from clear violations of contracted rules
Non -union employee has no recourse
Company has "open door" policy
Why is employee discipline important?
Motivates employee to comply with organisation's performance standards
Maintain respect and trust between the supervisor and employee
Improve the performance of the employee
Increase the morale and working efficiency of employees
What are the disciplinary principles?
Hot Stove Rule
Progressive Disciplinary Action
Who has the rights to carry out disciplinary actions?
What are the roles of disciplinary committee?
Take appropriate actions if employee breached the employment contract
A chairman, 3 CIPS Fellows (at least one legal expertise), and a lay member
Secretary provides support to committee but does not participate
What do HR do for administration after terminating an employee?
Dismissal on grounds of misconduct
Termination of foreign workers
Definition of employee discipline
-Employees know what is expected in terms of the organisation's rule, standards and policies and the consequences
-Correct behaviour that has negative effect on the organisation
Are employees given the rights to justify themselves in court?
Yes through Due Process, Progressive Disciplinary Actions, Just Cause and Hot Stove Rule