The Committee considered an appeal, case reference AD/06/15, in respect of the decision to dismiss the appellant due to gross misconduct.
Due to personal circumstances, the Appellant joined the hearing via video 'skype' link.
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 presented the Councils case and responded to questions asked by the Appellant and Members of the Committee.
The Appellant's representative presented her case and responded to questions asked by the Management Representative and Members of the Committee.
Following the summing up of the cases by the Management Representative and the Appellant, the Management Representative withdrew from the meeting and the Skype call was ended. Before doing so, the Chair advised the Management Representative that he did not have to wait for the decision if he needed to attend to other matters. The Legal Representative, Human Resources Advisor and Executive Officer remained whilst the Committee determined the appeal.
The Committee reconnected to the Appellant and Management Representative 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 Legal Services Representative.
ORDERED that, having given full consideration to all of the evidence presented, the appeal against the decision to dismiss be upheld, and the individual be reinstated, with a 'Final Warning' to be noted on her employment record.