In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Court of Appeal held that an employer does not have the right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal unless it expressly provides for this option in its disciplinary procedure.
In Roberts v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0177/13, the EAT held that there is no statutory requirement for a worker's choice of companion at a disciplinary hearing to be reasonable. Provided that the companion fulfils the statutory definition, the employer is not entitled to reject the worker's choice.
Use this discipline workflow to deal with possible misconduct issues in line with the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures".
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Practical guidance on dealing with issues arising from major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the decision makers' private deliberations during breaks in a disciplinary or grievance hearing can be admissible in an employment tribunal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to discipline.