The Disciplinary Process

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Business owners
Human Resources personnel 
People handling staffing matters
One day NZTE Capability
Development voucher applies

Every week we read of cases where employers have been ordered to pay significant penalties where the disciplinary process followed has resulted in the employee taking personal grievance action claiming they have been unjustifiably dismissed or disadvantaged.

The law is very specific not only requiring justification for a disciplinary action but necessitating that the process followed was fair.

Failure in either, or both  the justification or disciplinary procedure, can be costly, time-consuming and potentially damaging to an  employers reputation and public profile.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand procedural fairness
  • Understand justifiable reasons for dismissal
  • Improve supporting documentation e.g letter-writing, note taking and investigative materials
  • Understand how to run a disciplinary process
  • Be equipped with techniques to manage disciplinary meetings and investigations
  • Confidence in finalising disciplinary outcomes
  • Understand how to avoid successful personal grievance (PG) claims on unjustifiable disadvantage, unjustified dismissal and constructive dismissal


One day course, 9am – 4pm

Includes workbook, arrival tea or coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Course Details

Date Time City Venue
3 Nov 2021 9am – 4pm Napier Business Hub
18 Nov 2021 9am – 4pm Wellington Business Central
25 Nov 2021 9am – 4pm Palmerston North Caccia Birch House


Prices indicated are per person.

Members: $449 + GST

Non Members: $649 + GST


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 10 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.