This policy is intended to ensure consistent and fair treatment for all employees who experience difficulties in performing the duties of the post or behaving in line with our Trust Values. Performance improvement matters must be dealt with fairly and all employees have the opportunity to respond before taking further action.
This policy should be applied sequentially. However, in individual cases consideration may be given to move to the latter stages of the policy where a serious situation occurs, or where the employee is not demonstrating efforts to improve, or where the employee has not shown sustained improvement and has been managed via this policy in the previous 12 months (in this case the Manager can revert back to the stage that the employee was previously at). It is essential that line managers consider that health could be an important factor in an employee’s performance and must ensure that they are supporting employees by the appropriate process.
‘Please find below the link for the updated Trust letterhead template’