Podcast: Reasonable adjustments at disciplinary and grievance meetings
Max Winthrop, partner and head of the employment law team at Short, Richardson and Forth LLP, discusses the law and best practice around disability-related reasonable adjustments at disciplinary and grievance meetings including: the circumstances in which the duty arises; considerations relating to face-to-face and remote meetings; a worker's choice of companion; and the timing and rescheduling of meetings.
Max also looks at two recent employment tribunal decisions, and reflects on how disability-related adjustments may become relevant in other contexts.
And so sometimes it's the common-sense, kind of obvious things that are all too easy to overlook in the heat of the moment. But of course, unfortunately when that gets in front of a tribunal it's not going to do you a lot of good as an employer.
- Disciplinary hearing: Rescheduling and holding by phone is reasonable adjustment
- Disciplinary hearing: Accompaniment by family member was reasonable adjustment
- Webinar: Disability inclusion at work - the why and the how
- Employment law manual: Disciplinary rules and procedures
- How to handle the situation where an employee goes off sick during a disciplinary process
- Listen to previous podcasts