MISCONDUCT - Fair procedures?
- If there is repeated misconduct, the employer must give you warnings.
- A final warning for repeated misconduct or serious misconduct should in writing.
- There must be a hearing where you:
- are told in advance what the charges are against you
- are given enough time - 1 or 2 working days - to prepare for the hearing
- are present and allowed to give your case
- are allowed to have a representative present
- are allowed to see documents and cross-examine evidence
- are allowed to cross-examine the employer's witnesses
- are allowed to call witnesses
- are given reasons for any decisions taken
INCAPACITY - Fair procedures?
Dismissal for poor performance wil ony be fair if the employer:
- has given you proper training, instructions, guidance and advice
- assessed your performance over a reasonable period of time
- investigated the reasons for continued poor performance
- investigated ways of solving the problem without resorting to dismissal
- gave you a chance to be heard before deciding to dismiss
- tried to find you alternative work if possible
- gave you a chance to explain
In addition, if you were sick or disabled dismissal will only be fair if your employer:
- investigated the degree and length of your injjury or illness
- tried to adap the work so you could still perform your duties
Go to Incapcitiy procedures to find out more.