I have been told that my employer has disciplinary rules but I do not have a copy. What should I do?

It is important that employees know the standards of conduct and performance expected of them.

The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires employers to include a reference to details of any disciplinary rules in the written statement of particulars of employment, which should be given to every employee within two months of starting work.

Your employer can satisfy this requirement by referring in the written statement to a separate but accessible document that provides this information.

However, it might be a good idea to ask your employer for a copy of the disciplinary rules and procedures.

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