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Disciplinary Procedures - Getting it right first time: Episode 11

In this episode of the Podcast I give you a summary of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case within which the issue of procedural irregularities with a disciplinary procedure were discussed. In this case the employee Mrs Old was dismissed in a career ending decision by her employer Palace Fields Primary Academy.

At the Employment Tribunal Mrs Old's claim for unfair dismissal was unsuccessful, however not all of the procedural issues were considered by the Employment Tribunal in reaching their decision.

This case also deals with the issue of whether the 'losing' employer should pay all or some of the fees that are required to lodge an appeal currently £400 to file an appeal and £1200 for the hearing fee.

Particularly you will learn….

  • What evidence must be provided to an employee in a disciplinary situation
  • When an employee should be allowed the opportunity to comment on evidence that is used in the decision making process
  • The importance of carrying out a fair procedure in disciplinary issues
  • What the decision means for your business
  • The background to the decision
  • Whether the 'losing' employer had to pay the Employment Appeal Tribunal fees

HR Best Practice Tip

The HR tip of the week follows the recruitment theme, giving guidance on how to get the recruitment process right.

Podcast references

Old v Palace Fields Primary Academy

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Direct download: Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Following the news this week you may be scratching your head and asking yourself how much should I pay during holidays to employees? This episode of the podcast deals with this question.

If you are an employer your attention will undoubtedly have been drawn to a recent decision from the Appeal Tribunal (4th November 2014). This decision came as a result of the following combined cases:

MR DAVID FULTON AND OTHERS v BEAR SCOTLAND LTD & OTHERS

MR K WOODS AND OTHER v SHERTEL (UK) LTD

MR LAW AND OTHERS v AMEC GROUP LTD

You can read the full judgement here

It is an important decision which all employers should be aware of and consideration should be given to the effect it will have on your business and employees.

Particularly you will learn….

  • What the decision means for your business
  • The background to the decision
  • Whether you will have to pay back payments to employees

HR Best Practice Tip

The HR tip of the week follows the recruitment theme, giving guidance on how to get the recruitment process right.

Podcast references

Working Time Regulations 1998

Employment Rights Act 1996 

You can obtain a free copy of my Recruitment Fact Sheet and Checklist by sending an email to alison@alisoncolley.co.uk 

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
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