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HR tip: Informal warnings

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These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.


Question:

"The draft Code of Practice on discipline at work, in force from April, does not mention informal warnings. Does this mean that we will no longer need to give them?"

HR tip:

Indeed the concept of the informal warning has been dropped from the revised code. However, if it remains as a stage in your domestic procedure, then you must continue to operate it. In any case many problems can be resolved by giving an employee an informal warning without the complexities of a formal interview, and of course without it appearing on his or her employment record.

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