Hold a disciplinary hearing
- The purpose of the disciplinary hearing is to establish the facts surrounding the suspected misconduct.
- The employee should be allowed a full and fair opportunity to state their side of events, explain their conduct and state any mitigating factors.
- Where the employee has taken advantage of the right to be accompanied at the hearing, legislation specifies what the companion is and is not permitted to do at the hearing.
- Notes should be taken at the meeting so that there is a full written record of the meeting.