How to handle appeals of disciplinary decisions
A fair disciplinary procedure rests on several essential ingredients: inform the employee of the issue, hold a disciplinary hearing, allow them to be accompanied, let them respond to the allegations and, importantly, give them the chance to appeal.
Unfortunately, employers often skip out on the appeal stage, which can prove to be a costly oversight.
Indeed, the right to appeal is a key part of the disciplinary process, as it acts as a safety net against potential mistakes or biases that may have occurred. It therefore helps to uphold fairness and protect your organisation from claims of unfair dismissal.
Here’s what you need to know.
How to handle disciplinary appeals
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