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Who should be present at Disciplinary meetings and what are the key roles?

By September 12, 2016Uncategorized

Unless your policy outlines a panel will be making a decision at Disciplinary, we advise you have a Chair (from Management or as outlined in your Policy), a non-participating note taker, your Employee and their representative.  Weighting the meeting in favour of the organisation for example having two managers quizzing an employee would rarely be seen to be fair.  Always think carefully to avoid confrontational situations whereby the Disciplinary Chair is personally involved, especially if they are the main provider of evidence e.g.  You drove in to my car…. I saw you…  If at all possible there should be an Investigating Officer, who is separate to the Disciplinary Chair and also an Appeals person who has not been involved in the case by the time it potentially reaches appeal.