A disciplinary procedure is what employers must do to deal with serious employee misconduct. Minor matters may result in a warning, while larger issues should be handled through a disciplinary procedure. Employers must have policies for what happens in the case of serious misconduct. Then they should follow the steps outlined in these policies. This provides a transparent and fair method that will remain the same for every staff member who needs to go through it.
A disciplinary procedure may result in performance management or even termination. Keep in mind that employees have rights, and the discrimination or harassment of employees is not tolerated. You must have fair and reasonable grounds for beginning a disciplinary procedure.