Driving disqualifications: New model letters on redeployment or dismissal
XpertHR's Policies and documents tool has been enhanced with the addition of six new model letters covering the redeployment or dismissal of an employee who is disqualified from driving where this forms a part of his or her job duties.
In this scenario, the employer should meet with the employee to consider the options available, which include redeploying him or her in an alternative role for the duration of the driving ban.
It may be fair to dismiss the employee, depending on how integral driving is to the job, the length of the ban, and the availability of alternative work during the ban.
In any event, employers must ensure that an adequate procedure is followed. This includes consulting the employee before any decision to redeploy him or her is made and following a fair procedure, including an appeal stage, before dismissing an employee because of a driving disqualification.
The six additions to the Policies and documents tool are as follows:
- Letter inviting an employee disqualified from driving to a meeting to discuss the options available to him or her
- Letter offering redeployment to an employee following a disqualification from driving meeting
- Letter dismissing an employee following a disqualification from driving meeting
- Letter dismissing an employee who has refused to be redeployed following a disqualification from driving meeting
- Letter inviting an employee dismissed because of his or her disqualification from driving to attend a dismissal appeal hearing
- Letter informing an employee dismissed because of his or her disqualification from driving of the outcome of the dismissal appeal hearing