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Capability Procedure

...For When Your Staff Don't Perform


Capability Procedure

Capability issues, where an individuals performance consistently falls short of the required standard, may arise because an employee does not have adequate training, or is unable to do the work to a satisfactory standard for another reason. An employer must try to identify the reason and give appropriate support, prior to invoking a formal procedure which could lead to dismissal. This must be considered separate from any conduct issues where the individual deliberately behaves in a way which means he does not reach the performance standard required. This would be dealt with using the Company Disciplinary Procedure.




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Capability Procedure
which can be downloaded and adapted for your organisation.


Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
As of 6 April 2009, Acas has revised its Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures and produced a new Code available here. In considering any capability issue, employers should take account of this Code of Practice. Failure to do so can lead to a 25% uplift in compensation at an Employment Tribunal.