Article Database - Topic: 'Disciplinary matters' - Keyword: 'Appeals'

 
Unfairly dismissed for “storing obscene material” Publication date: 10.05.2019
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary and dismissal procedures
An employee who was found to have stored obscene material on his employer’s cloud storage account has claimed unfair dismissal and been awarded over £53,000. Where did the employer in this case go wrong?
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Q&A - grounds for a disciplinary appeal Publication date: 24.01.2019
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Q&A - grounds for a disciplinary appeal..Q. If we impose a disciplinary sanction and the employee decides to appeal against our decision, do they need specific grounds? A. The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures says that an employee should appeal if they believe that a disciplinary decision is wrong or unjust, but it...
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Disciplinary sanctions: must you prove guilt? Publication date: 13.01.2017
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary proceedings
An employee has decided to appeal against a disciplinary sanction that you recently imposed on them because you didn’t “prove the misconduct beyond all reasonable doubt”. Are you actually required to prove guilt?
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Can you refuse a potentially unruly companion? Publication date: 15.01.2016
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary proceedings
All employees have the statutory right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing. But what if someone selects a companion who has behaved badly at a previous hearing? Can you refuse their choice?
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Grievances: who should hear an appeal? Publication date: 15.09.2015
Article database » Grievances » Grievance procedures
When an employee’s grievance is rejected or only partially upheld, you must offer them a right of appeal - if you don’t your procedure will be unfair. Assuming the employee does appeal, who should hear it?
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Disciplinary procedures: right to a rehearing? Publication date: 02.09.2015
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary proceedings
When an employee is required to attend a disciplinary hearing, they must be given all the evidence against them in advance of it. But what if some evidence is accidentally missed out? Must you hold a rehearing?
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Live written warnings: given in good faith? Publication date: 14.05.2015
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary procedures
An employee who’s under a live written warning has been found to have committed a further act of misconduct. Is it OK to automatically take the live warning into account when imposing a further disciplinary sanction?
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Can you increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal? Publication date: 26.08.2014
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary proceedings
Let’s suppose an employee has exercised their right to appeal against a disciplinary sanction. Having heard their appeal, can you hike the sanction if you consider the initial decision was too lenient?
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Appeals: when are they out of time? Publication date: 27.06.2014
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary procedures
As the Acas Code of Practice states, your employees must be given the right to appeal against disciplinary and grievance decisions. But how long do they have to challenge you about them?
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Dismissals where a written warning had no appeal Publication date: 21.10.2011
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary matters
You’re considering dismissing an employee who has a live written warning on file. However, he didn’t exercise his right of appeal during those earlier proceedings. Does that mean you can’t take it into account now?
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