Reinstate a dismissed employee following a successful appeal

Key points

  • If the original decision resulting from a disciplinary procedure was to dismiss the employee, but this is overturned as a result of an appeal, the employer should reinstate the employee with immediate effect.
  • The employer could choose to impose a lesser penalty in place of the original decision to dismiss.
  • The employer should be aware of the effect of reinstatement on the employee's continuity of service and pay.

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