Disciplinary action includes detrimental measures taken by the employer against an employee in reaction to non-compliance with her or his obligations. Disciplinary action may include warning, suspension, transfer or demotion.
Policies and procedures should be adopted to ensure that disciplinary action is not taken on an arbitrary or discriminatory basis. The grounds upon which disciplinary action may be taken should be specified, based on objective criteria, and related to the requirements of the job.
Disciplinary action should follow procedures which cover:
The policies and procedures regarding disciplinary action should be applied equally; no employee should be disciplined for performance or behaviour which is at the same time accepted from other employees.
→ see also Dismissal (termination of employment)
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