At HRtoolkit, we frequently hear that it’s almost impossible to discipline staff in New Zealand. This is an absolute myth as there are only three legal requirements for a successful dismissal process:
Invite your employee to a meeting
Let your employee know that you want to speak to them, this can take less than five minutes. Remember to tell your employe what you want to talk about, that their employment may be impacted as a result of the discussion, and that they can bring someone with them for support.
Discuss your concerns
Have a disciplinary meeting, explain the impact of their behaviour on the team and your business, then listen to what your employee has to say.
Make your decision
Decide on a fair and reasonable outcome, and advise your employee with written confirmation.
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