Staff Appeals Committee Minutes

Staff Appeals Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Time:
10:00 a.m.
Place:
Oberhausen Room,Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor S Biswas (Chair), Councillor N J Walker (Vice-Chair), Councillor M Saunders
Officers:
G Alexander, S Dorchell, N Finnegan, S Lightwing, D Mallett, J McNally, A Peacock,
Declarations of interest:

There were no declarations of interest.

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
16/5 MINUTES - STAFF APPEALS COMMITTEE - 12 JULY 2016

The minutes of the Staff Appeals Committee held on 12 July 2016 were approved as a true record

16/6 PROCEDURE NOTES FOR APPEAL HEARING

Following introductions, the Chair reaffirmed the procedure to be followed at the meeting, a copy of which had been previously circulated to all representatives.

16/7 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC.

ORDERED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the whole of the business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

EXEMPT
16/8 APPEAL CASE REFERENCE AD/02/16

The Committee considered an appeal, case reference AD/02/16, in respect of the decision to dismiss the appellant under the Managaing Health, Attendance and Wellbeing Policy

 

The Appelant's Representative objected to the management witness being present throughout the meeting. It was clarified that the witness would leave at the end of the management case. The union representative then asked if the appellant’s witness could be present throughout the meeting. The Chair agreed.

 

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 Council’s 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/ Trade Union Representative, both parties withdrew from the meeting. The Legal Representative, Human Resources Advisor and Democratic Services Officers remained whilst the Committee determined the appeal.

The Committee invited the Appellant, Trade Union Representative and Management Representative back 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 would not be be upheld.

 

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