Linda Hynes, employment lawyer with Ogier Leman writes a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use.
Following on from Linda’s recent checklist on disciplinary procedures, this month Linda has provided Legal Island subscriber with a template invite letter to be provided to an employee when they are being invited by their employer to a disciplinary meeting.
As is all too clear from recent employment law decisions, the EAT is more and more interested in the procedure used by an employer in dismissing an employee as opposed to the reason for the dismissal itself.
This means it is essential for an employer to keep a full and accurate record of the procedure used and all communications with the employee during the procedure including the information provided to any employee after an investigation has completed and before a disciplinary hearing has taken place.
These documents are essential pieces of evidence that will help an employer in defending a claim of unfair dismissal before a Rights Commissioner or the EAT.
Please click here to access the template disciplinary hearing invite prepared by Linda on the Ogier Leman website.
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