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Conducting disciplinary hearings


In this full day event we examine the process of carrying out disciplinary and appeals hearings.

Business need

The proper handling of discipline at work is central to good employment relations.  A failure to consistently follow best practice guidelines can lead to a perception of unfairness amongst the workforce or even legal action!

Our emphasis is on the use of discussion and practical exercises to help you understand the principles involved in conducting fair hearings and making sound disciplinary decisions.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Supervisors, Managers and HR professionals interested in developing the knowledge and skills relevant to disciplinary and appeal hearings


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

  • Discipline - an overview
  • Preparing for the hearing - information and evidence, considering your approach, who will need to attend, location and timing.
  • Hearing -  the allegation, the employees reply, distinguishing between facts and hearsay, interviewing key witnesses, communication and questioning techniques, the role of the accompanying person, note taking, adjournments and summing up.    
  • Outcome - informing the decision, evidence and mitigating factors, burden of proof, reasonable belief and delivering the decision.
  • Appeals - considering a reasonable timeframe, hearing new evidence, accompaniment and overturning decisions.

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


Venue Acas East Midlands   Map (opens in new window)   Date 12/07/2022    Time 09:30 - 16:30   
Price £255.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.