The disciplinary tribunal tries to find out if the professional followed the rules of his or her profession. The disciplinary tribunal’s method is similar to a judge’s method. The tribunal can ask the complainant and the professional to explain the situation, interview witnesses and experts, and investigate evidence. At the end of the procedure, the disciplinary tribunal decides whether or not the complaint is well-founded. The punishments that the disciplinary tribunal gives are binding. This means that the professional must comply with the tribunal’s decision. That decision can be a warning, a fine or a reprimand. The tribunal can also decide that the professional is not allowed to work in that profession anymore, either temporarily or permanently.