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 grievances workflow to deal with a formal grievance in line with the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures".
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.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held for the second time in 2013 that there is no requirement for an employee's request to be accompanied by a particular companion to a discipline or grievance meeting to be reasonable, provided the chosen person meets the definition of a companion in the Employment Relations Act 1999.
Acas consults on proposed amendments to the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures".
Latest XpertHR research investigates the procedures that 166 employers have in place to handle discipline and grievance in the workplace.
In Toal and another v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0569/13, the EAT held that there is no statutory requirement for an employee's choice of companion at a grievance hearing to be reasonable.
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