Degree of socialisation
Investigation & hearing
Decision (written & given to employee & filed)
Appeal period given
Sequence of increasing severity
Suspension: 1-7 days
Corrective rather than Punitive
With good and sufficient reasons
Was the employee adequately warned of the consequences of his conduct?
Was the penalty reasonably related to the seriousness of offence and the past record?
Did the investigation produce substantial evidence or proof of guilt?
Did management investigate before administrating the discipline?
Were the rules orders and penalties applied without discrimination?
Full opportunity for employee to defend themselves
Sufficient documentation to support
Follow a fair procedure that protects an employee from arbitrary and unfair treatment
Encourage employees to conduct themselves in accordance with organisation's rules and standards of acceptable behaviour