The Committee considered case reference AD/06/12 regarding an appeal against dismissal under the Council's Disciplinary Policy.
A statement of case from the Management Representative and a statement from the Appellant had been circulated to all parties concerned prior to the meeting.
The Management representative presented the Councils case and responded to questions posed by the Appellants Trade Union representative and Members of the Committee.
The Appellant's Trade Union representative presented the Appellant's case and together with the Appellant responded to questions posed by the Management representative and Members of the Committee.
Following the summing up of the cases all withdrew from the meeting with the exception of Members of the Committee, the Legal representative, Human Resources Advisor and the Governance Officer whilst the Committee determined the appeal.
The Appellant, Appellants Trade Union representative, the Management representative returned to the meeting room for the announcement of the Committees decision, details of which would be confirmed in writing to the Appellant by the Director of Legal and Democratic Services.
ORDERED as follows:-
1. That the appeal be upheld.
2. That having given full consideration to all of the evidence presented the Committee agreed that the sanction should be that of a final written warning to be issued and placed on the Appellant's personal file for a period of twelve months from the date of the meeting.
3. That the appropriate Officer write to the Appellant regarding reinstatement.
4. That Officers examine current reporting arrangements with particular regard to clarifying the responsibilities of drivers and liaison with the Transport Manager in the circumstances outlined and reviewing the procedure for recording information regarding complaints.