The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held 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 companion is within one of the categories set out in s.10(3) of the Employment Relations Act 1999.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has reiterated the importance of employers carrying out a sufficiently thorough disciplinary investigation where there are allegations of criminal behaviour.
A model procedure on conducting a disciplinary investigation, covering when the investigation procedure will be invoked, who will carry out the investigation, timescales, suspension from work, the investigation procedure, and records.
A model order of proceedings for an investigatory meeting.
A model disciplinary investigation form.
A model letter inviting an employee susepcted of misconduct to attend an investigatory meeting.
A model letter to an external witness requesting a witness statement.
A model letter inviting a witness to attend an investigatory meeting.
A model letter informing an employee suspected of misconduct that an investigation will be taking place.
A model letter inviting a witness to attend a disciplinary hearing.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to discipline.