Conduct policy templates
Our Conduct Policy Templates address workplace behaviour, mitigating issues, and fostering a respectful culture among employees.
If you need policies to communicate your company rules and support regarding behaviour and conduct, these policy templates provide an effective legal framework.
By setting rules and expectations, employees know how to act at work and can be more successful in their roles.
What are Conduct Policies?
Conduct policies contain the rules both employees and employers must adhere to. They outline how people should appropriately interact with one another at work.
Why are conduct policies important?
- They can demonstrates a Company's values
- They can provide guidelines for behaviour
- They can help the Company to act within the law
- They can help to improve and maintain employee morale
- They can enable Companies to measure employee success
The Equality Act 2010: This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics such as age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Employee conduct policies must not discriminate against any particular group of employees or disadvantage individuals with protected characteristics./li>
The Data Protection Act 2018: This legislation sets out the requirements for the collection, use, and storage of personal data. Employee conduct policies must ensure that any personal data collected as part of monitoring employee conduct is done in compliance with this legislation.
The Human Rights Act 1998: This legislation incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law and protects fundamental human rights such as the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression. Employee conduct policies must ensure that any monitoring of employee conduct is done in compliance with these fundamental rights.
The Employment Rights Act 1996: This legislation sets out the rights of employees in relation to disciplinary procedures. Employee conduct policies must ensure that employees are provided with adequate information about the standards of conduct expected of them and the consequences of breaching these standards.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: This legislation requires employers to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their employees. Employee conduct policies must ensure that employees are aware of their responsibilities in relation to health and safety and that they comply with all relevant health and safety requirements.
The Bribery Act 2010: This legislation makes it a criminal offence to offer, promise, or give a bribe, and to request, agree to receive or accept a bribe. Employee conduct policies must include provisions on bribery prevention and ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities in relation to bribery.
The Criminal Finances Act 2017: This legislation makes companies criminally liable for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Employee conduct policies must include provisions on preventing the facilitation of tax evasion and ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities in relation to tax evasion.
Conduct policy templates contents
Use this model alcohol and drugs policy to promote a responsible attitude to drink and drugs and to offer assistance to employees who may need it.
Use this model conduct while on company business policy to set out rules on how employees are expected to behave whilst entertaining, or when on company business.
Use this model conflict of interest policy to outline the rules regarding conflict of interest and the responsibilities of employees and the company in resolving any such discrepancies.
Use this model disciplinary policy to help and encourage employees to improve, achieve and maintain standards of conduct, attendance and job performance.
Use this model dress and appearance policy to make it easy for employees to know what is appropriate to wear to work.
Use this model grievance policy to set out a formal framework for an employee to raise a problem or complaint to their employer.
Use this model personal relationships at work policy to set out rules on the management of personal relationships at work, and what expectations there are for employees.
Use this model social media policy to set out guidelines for employees who post content on the internet either as part of their job or as a private person.
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