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Disciplinary Procedure

The University’s employment policies and Code of Conduct set out the standards of behaviour and conduct expected of employees. The Disciplinary procedure provides a mechanism for maintaining those standards fairly, sensitively, objectively and consistently.

The University firmly believes that in most cases a carefully considered conversation at the right time between the appropriate level of management and an employee is all that is necessary and is often a more appropriate way to encourage employees to achieve and maintain required standards of conduct and behaviour than immediate formal disciplinary action.

Accordingly, minor cases of misconduct will, in the first instance, be dealt with informally. This informal approach is not part of the formal disciplinary procedure and no monitoring statistics are therefore available.

In the academic year 2012/13 3 employees were taken through the formal disciplinary process. They were male, White British and not declared disabled.


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