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Taking disciplinary action

Give your staff the opportunity to change their behaviour, but more serious cases may require discipline.

Disciplinary action may be considered when:

  • the complaint is about sexual or physical assault 
  • the complaint is confirmed by witnesses
  • the person being complained about has been warned or disciplined before for similar behaviour.

Discipline may involve:

  • counselling
  • training
  • warnings
  • transfer, suspension or probation
  • dismissal.

Staff may also be required to apologise.

Disciplinary action needs to be fair and take all the circumstances into account.

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