I have a query regarding point 4 from last month regarding the signing of disciplinary notes; is this the investigatory notes or the disciplinary notes?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 June 2013
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox
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By way of reminder, the relevant question and response from last month’s email are as follows:

Question: Is it good practice to get the person you are speaking to during a disciplinary meeting to sign the notes you have taken?

Answer: If possible, yes. Many employers ensure that employees sign manuscript minutes of disciplinary meetings to confirm that they reflect a contemporaneous note of what was discussed. However, it is not advisable to provide for the minutes of the meeting to be "agreed" by the employee involved as this could lead to major delays and disputes. The employee could instead be asked to register any comments and if the comments are not agreed by the employer, a note of

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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