If an employee asks to audio record a disciplinary hearing should we let them do so?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 October 2016 Issues covered:
For disciplinary hearings, an important reference for employers generally should be the Labour Relations Agency’s Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. This provides a general guide for both employers and employees on how to conduct disciplinary hearings fairly.
The LRA code makes no specific provision for audio recording a disciplinary hearing. However, an employee has the right to be accompanied to the hearing by a companion where the meeting could result in disciplinary action or a formal warning being issued. It is also recommended that the employer have a second-person in attendance to take notes and act as a record keeper. The LRA recommend that this person not be
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