HR & Recruitment Glossary

The most complete HR glossary and recruitment terms to help you navigate your day-to-day work.

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What is Disciplinary Action?

Disciplinary action, also known as corrective action, is a process designed to improve and document unacceptable employee behavior or performance, when other methods such as counseling and performance appraisals were not successful. Examples of disciplinary action include, written reprimand, temporary pay cut, performance improvement plan, suspension, demotion and termination. In cases of serious misconduct, it is appropriate to proceed straight to disciplinary action.