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 your employer to provide details of disciplinary and grievance procedures, or information about where to find them, within two months of your work start date. 

A good employer will give you this information, or information on how to access it, at the start of your employment, as part of your induction process. It is often available on the employer’s intranet. 

It might be a good idea to ask your employer for a copy of the disciplinary rules and procedures if you haven’t yet seen it. 

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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