Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Discipline and Grievance

Discipline and grievance

There are different interpretations of the terms discipline and grievance which depend upon their intended purpose:

  • Punishment Discipline and grievance represent processes for punishing the other party for some wrongdoing.
  • Justice Discipline and grievance represent mechanisms through which some injustice can be brought to the attention of the other party and redress sought.
  • Contract breach Discipline and grievance represent the means through which breaches in the contractual rights, obligations, expectations and implications that exist between the parties can be brought to the attention of the other party and redress sought.
  • Behaviour management Discipline and grievance are the means through which inappropriate behaviour and actions by either party can be brought to the attention of the other and if necessary appropriate measures put in place to ...

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