Disciplinary procedures: Episode 11

 Disciplinary issues

The problem with getting Disciplinary procedures wrong

In this episode of the Podcast I give you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case within which the issue of procedural irregularities with a disciplinary procedure were discussed. In this case the employee Mrs Old was dismissed in a career ending decision by her employer Palace Fields Primary Academy.

At the Employment Tribunal Mrs Old’s claim for unfair dismissal was unsuccessful, however not all of the procedural issues were considered by the Employment Tribunal in reaching their decision.

This case also deals with the issue of whether the ‘losing’ Employer should pay all or some of the fees that are required to lodge an appeal currently £400 to file an appeal and £1200 for the hearing fee.

Particularly you will learn….

  • What evidence must be provided to an employee in a disciplinary situation
  • When an employee should be allowed the opportunity to comment on evidence that is used in the decision making process
  • The importance of carrying out a fair procedure in disciplinary issues
  • What the decision means for your business
  • The background to the decision
  • Whether the ‘losing’ employer had to pay the Employment Appeal Tribunal fees

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Old v Palace Fields Primary Academy

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