An employee failed to attend a disciplinary hearing with no reason provided - What should I do?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 May 2019
Arthur Cox
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When dealing with an employee who has failed to attend a disciplinary hearing, employers should adhere to the LRA Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.

As a preliminary point, the employee should have been provided with appropriate advance notice of the hearing, along with copies of any evidence that has been gathered during the investigation, to enable the employee to sufficiently prepare for the hearing.

An employee should take all reasonable steps to attend a disciplinary hearing. However, genuine circumstances may arise such as illness or companion unavailability, making their attendance unfeasible. Therefore, the employer should contact the employee to find out the

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