Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 15 May 2012
Niall McSorely
Issues covered:

How do I handle when alleged criminal offences arise in the workplace?

Niall McSorley writes:

All employers are aware of the requirements when disciplining employees, since they obtained statutory recognition in the Employment (NI) Order (Dispute Resolution) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004. The requirements being that;

  • The allegations are investigated;
  • The employee must be informed of the allegations in writing;
  • There must be a disciplinary hearing, at which the employee has a write to be accompanied by a work colleague or trade union representative;
  • The employee must receive written confirmation of the outcome;
  • The employee must receive a right to appeal.

Case law has expanded upon the

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