How much notice should you be given for a disciplinary meeting?
Depending on how complex the investigation was and how much information there is for you to consider, normally five working days’ notice for a disciplinary hearing is sufficient. You should also arrange for a note-taker to support you at the disciplinary hearing.
Do I have to attend a disciplinary hearing on my day off?
If the employee is absent or off sick for the disciplinary hearing, the employer should pause the disciplinary procedure until they return to work. If the employee still says they cannot attend or if they go on extended sick leave, the employer should see if it would help to make other arrangements.
What are your rights if your asked to attend a disciplinary hearing?
Taking someone with you to a disciplinary hearing You have a legal right to take someone to the meeting with you. This can be a colleague or trade union representative. If you’re not a union member, and no colleague is willing to go with you, you can ask to bring someone else.
Can you resign during a disciplinary hearing?
Can I resign before or during a disciplinary process? Yes, you can. You also need to consider that even if you do resign, your employer could continue the disciplinary process during your notice period, and ultimately still dismiss you for gross misconduct.
Can you refuse to attend a disciplinary meeting?
If you fail to attend the meeting and don’t have a reasonable excuse for not attending, the meeting may go ahead without you and you will not be able to put your case.
Can I refuse to attend a disciplinary hearing?
If you’re unable to attend on the day for an unforeseen reason, for example, transport problems, you should let your employer know as soon as possible. If you fail to attend the meeting and don’t have a reasonable excuse for not attending, the meeting may go ahead without you and you will not be able to put your case.
What are the stages of a disciplinary?
Disciplinary steps A letter setting out the issue. A meeting to discuss the issue. A disciplinary decision. A chance to appeal this decision.
What are the stages in a disciplinary procedure?
The disciplinary procedure involves the following steps:
- Preliminary Investigation:
- Issue of a Charge-sheet:
- Suspension Pending Enquiry:
- Notice of Enquiry:
- Conduct of Enquiry:
- Recording the Findings:
- Awarding Punishment:
- Communicating Punishment:
How many stages are in a disciplinary procedure?
The standard practice is a four-step process starting with a verbal warning and ending with potential dismissal.
What happens if an employee does not attend a disciplinary hearing?
AN EMPLOYEE WHO CHOOSES NOT TO ATTEND A DISCIPLINARY HEARING DOES SO AT HIS/HER OWN PERIL. Even if the employee has objections to the process and procedure, the employee is obliged to participate in the hearing in order to be able to raise an objection at a later stage.
Who attends a disciplinary hearing?
You have the right to take someone with you to a disciplinary hearing, but you must tell your employer about this first. Your companion can be either: a colleague. a trade union representative.