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Misconduct - Confirmation Of Verbal Warning

This document no longer applies under the ACAS Code of Practice. For the new equivalent letter called 'Informal Discussion Letter', please see the Disciplinary Policy and Dismissal Procedures or Misconduct and Gross Misconduct subfolders.

If the misconduct allegations at a first disciplinary hearing are upheld a decision is required as to the seriousness of the matter with regard to the rules of the organisation.

Generally speaking relatively minor acts of misconduct(timekeeping etc.) are dealt with by issuing a verbal warning but more serious matters may require this stage to be skipped and a first or final written warning issued.

It is good practice to confirm verbal warnings in writing to ensure that there is no later misunderstanding.

This warning confirms the decision of the hearing and outlines the terms in respect of the expected improvement in conduct.

The employee's conduct should continue to be monitored and, after a reasonable time and subject to the improvement of the employee's conduct, a letter should be sent acknowledging this improvement.

If the employee's conduct does not improve a Notice of Disciplinary Interview should be sent to the employee.

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