We have an employee who failed to attend a disciplinary hearing. May we proceed to consider the matter in his absence? Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 October 2016
The LRA Code, referred to above, provides that when an employee fails to attend a first disciplinary hearing, it is good practice for an employer to re-arrange the hearing to an alternative date and give the employee further notice to attend the re-arranged meeting.
If an employee fails to attend any further disciplinary hearings without good cause (for example, ill-health or recent bereavement), the employer should then make a decision on the evidence available. In doing so, employers should weigh up the following considerations:
- Any rules the Company has regarding disciplinary hearings;
- The seriousness of the disciplinary issue in question;
- The employee’s disciplinary record, their work
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