We have caught two employees slacking at work. Can we run the disciplinary hearings together as one and must we give them the same penalties, assuming both are found guilty?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 November 2016
If an employer wants to carry out a joint disciplinary hearing, certain safeguards would need to be met to ensure neither employee is prejudiced by this. For example, there could be a risk of acting unfairly if the employer hears and decides employee A’s case before hearing all the evidence in employee B’s case, because the findings for employee A could lead the employer to pre-judge the outcome of employee B’s case. It may therefore be more conducive to fairness for the panel to hear both cases before making a decision on either of them. Whether it does this at one combined hearing or two
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