Podcast: Disciplinary procedures and dismissal
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss the disciplinary process in the context of potential dismissals and, in particular, the importance of ensuring that disciplining managers comply with the employer's own procedure. We look at a recent case in which the chair of the disciplinary panel lacked adequate training and experience in conducting disciplinary hearings and the extent to which this, and the misapplication of the employer's procedure, contributed to the outcome in the unfair dismissal claim.
We also look at case in which the common problem of how to proceed when an employee raises a grievance during disciplinary proceedings, was considered.
Presenter Clio Springer is joined by Fiona Cuming. Edited and produced by Laura Kimpton.
Podcast: Disciplinary procedures
Audio: XpertHR Weekly; 22 May 2015
Articles discussed on this week's podcast:
- Unfair dismissal: NHS trust's disciplinary process flawed due to panel's lack of training and experience
- Unfair dismissal: employer not obliged to put disciplinary process on hold to deal with grievance
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