What is the role of the reinstatement committee where a reservist applies to be reinstated following their demobilisation?
The reinstatement committee is an independent tribunal that can make an order for an employer to reinstate a reservist into a particular role or on particular terms and conditions, and/or pay them compensation, where the employer fails to comply with its duty to reinstate the reservist following their demobilisation. For example, a reservist may apply to the reinstatement committee if they believe that it would have been reasonable and practicable for the employer to reinstate them to the job in which they were employed prior to mobilisation, but the employer has failed to do so. Or, where the employer offers a reservist an alternative job, the reservist may apply to the committee if they believe that the employer has not offered them the job on the most favourable terms that could be offered in the circumstances. Both the employer and the reservist can appeal the decision of the reinstatement committee.