Grievance and Disciplinary Procedure for the Health Service- 2004

The Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures were produced following discussion between the HSEA and Health Services trade Unions. These procedures have been prepared in accordance with the Labour Relations Commission’s Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures. These procedures are effective from 1st May 2004 and supersede all local procedures. Each employer is required to reproduce these procedures and specify the management levels which will be responsible for operating the various stages.

HSE Employees
Please note that in 2007 a revised Disciplinary Procedure for Employees of the Health Service Executive was agreed between the HSE-EA and health service unions. This procedure is effective from 1st January 2007 and supersedes the Disciplinary section of the Grievance and Disciplinary Procedure for the Health Service (2004). Please click here to read more.

The Grievance section of the 2004 procedures continues to apply to HSE employees. Please click here to view.


Employees of Voluntary Hospitals, ID Sector and Specialist Agencies
Voluntary Hospitals, the Intellectual Disability sector and Specialist Agencies continue to be covered by the Grievance and Disciplinary Procedure for the Health Service 2004. Please click here to view the procedures.