The meeting of the Staff Appeals Committee was reconvened on 18 April 2012.
PRESENT: Councillor Biswas (Chair), Councillors Harvey and J Hobson.
OFFICERS: J Bennington, R G Long and S Osbon.
** ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: Appellants Trade Union representative and G Rollings and N Pocklington.
APPEAL - CASE REFERENCE AGD/07/12
The Management representatives responded to further questions posed by the Appellants Trade Union representative, Members of the Committee and the Director of Legal and Democratic Services.
In his initial comments the Appellants Trade Union representative explained the format of the written evidence provided in two folders previously circulated.
The Appellants Trade Union representative then presented the case and responded to questions posed by Management representatives, Members of the Committee and the Director of Legal and Democratic Services.
Following the summing up of the cases all withdrew from the meeting with the exception of Members of the Committee, the Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Human Resources Advisor and the Governance Officer whilst the Committee determined the appeal.
The Appellants Trade Union representative and the Management representatives returned to the meeting room for the announcement of the Committees decision, details of which would be confirmed in writing to the Appellant and the Appellants Trade Union representative by the Director of Legal and Democratic Services.
ORDERED that having given full consideration to all of the evidence presented:
1. The appeal be not upheld in respect of the first and second grievances.
2. The appeal be not upheld in respect of the third grievance in so far as it relates to a claim that an Officer had interfered with the progression of the Appellants NQSW programme but the Committee considered that there had been an unacceptable delay in signing off the NQSW Portfolio.
3. That the appeal be not upheld in respect of dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct in
accordance with the Councils Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.