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  • Dismissal Documents - Capability procedure
    Capability procedureDealing with an employee's poor performance can be particularly difficult where you know they are simply incapable of fulfilling the tasks and duties expected of them in their role, so they aren't really to blame. Our capability procedure ensures you deal with the problem both fairly and sympathetically.What is capability?Capability essentially refers to an employee's skills, ability and knowledge in relation to their job. Where capability is lacking, this usually leads to unsatisfactory...
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  • Dismissal Documents - Warning-final warning of poor performance
    Warning/final warning of poor performanceFollowing a review meeting, if you want to formally warn the employee about their performance, you will need to issue a performance warning. This should give the employee a reasonable period of time in which to improve and warn them that a failure to do so could lead to a final performance warning and ultimately their dismissal.Fair warningThe warning should explain the nature of the employee's unsatisfactory performance and to what levels they need to improve (making...
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  • Dismissal Documents - Letter following informal discussion of minor poor performance
    Letter following informal discussion of minor poor performanceIn cases of minor poor performance, before you launch into instituting the formal disciplinary or capability procedure, you should try to resolve the issue informally first by discussion with the employee. Use our letter following informal discussion of minor poor performance to confirm your meeting discussions.The Acas CodeThe Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures provides that many potential disciplinary issues can be resolved...
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  • Dismissal Documents - Letter following informal discussion of minor misconduct
    Letter following informal discussion of minor misconductIn cases of minor misconduct, before you launch into instituting the formal disciplinary procedure, you should try to resolve the issue informally first by discussion with the employee. Use our letter to confirm your meeting discussions.The Acas CodeThe Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures provides that many potential disciplinary issues can be resolved informally. In the accompanying Guidance, Acas state that cases of minor misconduct...
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  • Dismissal Documents - Notice of performance review meeting
    Notice of performance review meetingIt's possible to deal with performance issues through your disciplinary procedure. However, where the issue is one of "can't perform" (due to lack of capability) as opposed to "won't perform" (for example, because of negative attitude problems or laziness), then you might opt for a performance review procedure which is aimed at assisting the employee to improve their performance, rather than seeking to attach blame.A fair capability dismissalIt's a potentially fair reason...
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