The Committee met to consider an appeal, Case Reference AD/02 /13 regarding an appeal against dismissal under the Council's Performance Capability Policy.
A statement of case from the Management representative and information received from the Appellant had been circulated to all parties concerned prior to the meeting.
The Management representative indicated that whilst she had not originally decided to call a witness, upon receiving the information from the Appellant for today's meeting a request was made to call a witness in order to assist with likely questions and potential areas of clarification specific to the Appellant's work. No objection was raised for such a witness to be called.
The Management representative presented the Council's case and together with the witness responded to questions posed by the Appellant and Members of the Committee.
The Appellant presented his case and responded to questions posed by the Management representative, Members of the Committee and legal representative.
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 returned to the meeting room for the announcement of the Committee's decision, details of which would be confirmed in writing to the Appellant by the Director of Legal and Democratic Services.
ORDERED that having given full consideration to all of the evidence presented the appeal be not upheld.