This can include both unsatisfactory performance and misconduct.

The guide aims to:

  • encourage organisations to achieve the best levels of people management practice by addressing behavioural concerns effectively and constructively;
  • provide practical assistance as to how disciplinary procedures, if required, should be handled; and
  • help reduce the incidence of employee grievances relating to behavioural matters.

VPSC recommends that you also refer to the Employment Standards and the separate guidelines in relation to the ‘fair and reasonable treatment’ employment principle issued by the Commissioner.

When managing both unsatisfactory performance and misconduct you should also refer to relevant industrial instruments.

Managing poor behaviour in the workplace guide