Deal with the situation where an employee fails to attend a disciplinary hearing

Key points

  • One of the elements of a fair disciplinary procedure is that the employee should have the opportunity to put forward their case before a decision on the matter is made.
  • Where the employee fails to attend a meeting under the disciplinary procedure, the employer should contact them to find out the reason.
  • In certain circumstances, it may be reasonable for the employer to go ahead with the disciplinary hearing in the employee's absence, but it should attempt to rearrange the hearing at least once.

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