Susie Munro Editor's message: If, following an investigation into alleged misconduct or a capability issue, you decide that a hearing is required, it is important that the arrangements meet the required standards of procedural fairness, for example in relation to who chairs the meeting, the employee's right to be accompanied and the way you deal with any new information.

At the hearing, each side should have the opportunity to explain its case, so that the person or panel making the decision has heard all the relevant evidence.

Susie Munro, senior employment law editor

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