Where an Employee Resigns Before Disciplinary Proceedings Have Finished, Are They Entitled to Receive a Copy of the Outcome?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 November 2021
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: LRA Code of Practice; Disciplinary and Grievance; Employment Tribunals

The LRA Code of Practice should be the starting point for employers when dealing with disciplinary and grievance situations. The Code itself is silent as to whether it applies after termination of employment. An employer’s failure to follow the Code does not, in itself, result in liability. However, tribunals will take the Code into account when considering relevant cases.

It is possible to argue that the Code does not apply post-termination on the basis that it sets out principles for handling disciplinary and grievance situations in the workplace with a view to resolving those situations so that the employment relationship may continue. Nevertheless, the definitions of ‘employee’ and of

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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