Employees can be badly behaved in any number of ways and for any number of reasons. There are 3 key questions that you’ll need to address to determine what your options are when faced with this behaviour:
- What’s the situation? (How has the bad behaviour been demonstrated and why?)
- How long has the employee worked for you?
- What do the terms of your contract with the employee say?
This is probably one of the most frequent questions that we get asked. It’s a topic that understandably causes real concern for employers. It can be a daunting and frustrating scenario when faced with an employee behaving badly, even if you are an experienced employer. And the cost to a business of not dealing with this bad behaviour efficiently, robustly and respectfully, can be very significant.
The attached read includes useful information for all employers. You’ll find 2 free guides for employers as well as an employee conduct questionnaire which can be found after the detailed explanation of the 6 general steps that you can expect in this situation. It also describes our QuickReview service: a neat tool for businesses to get an indication of where they stand on an employment matter before spending a lot of money or too much time on an issue like this. QuickReview enables you to make an informed decision on what route is best for your business. It costs £50 (plus VAT) and in 2 hours, you’ll have a view on your options and our experienced recommendations for next steps.
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A common reaction from an employee feeling defensive, and possibly frightened, is to throw back at you a number of counter accusations, such as you unfairly discriminated against the employee. You should be prepared for this - employees increasingly adopt this tactic when faced with internal disciplinary or dismissal meetings.