Employers are increasingly encountering employees covertly recording disciplinary and grievance meetings. In this week's podcast, we discuss how an employer should deal with this.
Practical guidance on dealing with a situation where an employee requests to record a meeting or has recorded a meeting covertly.
A model record of a grievance hearing.
A model letter inviting an employee to attend a grievance meeting.
A model order of proceedings for a grievance hearing.
A model letter rescheduling a grievance meeting.
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.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to grievance hearings.