Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.18 Staff Discipline and Termination

We shall ensure fairness and equity at all times in our management of staff, however we shall not hesitate to undertake disciplinary action or termination of an employee if the situation warrants such action.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education And Care Services National Law & Regulations 2011
  • National Quality Standard
  • Child Care Industry Award – State 2003
  • Children’s Services Award – State 2006
  • Workplace Regulations Act 2006
  • Fair Work Act 2010

Procedures

If at any time staff are breaching or working outside the outlined expectations, the concerns are to be addressed by Amberley OSHC management.

The manner in which the issue will be addressed will depend on individual circumstances.

All incidents and issues dealt with under this section shall be documented and kept on file for future reference.

Counselling Interviews

If an issue is seen as a clear breach of legislation and/or service policies and procedures, a counselling interview will be given;

This allows staff to identify any issues that are directly influencing their performance or contributing to the actions taken, and for management to identify any additional support or training required to assist the staff in rectifying the problem.

Formal Investigation

A formal investigation will be conducted if evidence is not clear and concise in relation to any alleged staff breaches;

This allows management to investigate allegations and interview witnesses who may assist in proving evidence regarding the alleged incident or breach;

The formal investigation may be conducted by management, or by an independent third party.

Disciplinary Actions

Depending on the nature of the breach, a staff member may be placed on probation, demoted or have pay increments withheld pending improved performance.

Dismissal

Failure by a staff member to modify unacceptable or inappropriate behaviours will result in that staff member being given notice of termination of employment.

Instant Dismissal

Staff may be instantly dismissed for gross misconduct.

Reviewed 13 April 2015


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