In a small organisation with few managers, what is the expectation about where appeals against a dismissal would go?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 January 2014
Arthur Cox
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Paragraph 48 of the Labour Relations Agency Code of Practice advises the following:- ‘A more senior manager not previously involved with the case should hear the appeal. Where a person at the most senior management level has already been involved with the case and there is a manager of the same status who has not, the appeal should be heard by the latter. In the event that neither of these is possible and the same manager who took the disciplinary action, unavoidably, has to hear the appeal, that manager should act as impartially as possible. Records and notes of the original disciplinary meeting should be made available to the person hearing the appeal where that person had no previous

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