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Appeal Hearings

When dealing with misconduct or employee grievances, you should be sure to follow the ACAS Code of Practice.  The Code came into force in April 2009 and replaced the old statutory procedures.  It has at its heart the principle of fairness.

On conclusion of a disciplinary matter or grievance, you must give the employee the right of appeal against your decision. Appeals should be made in writing and may be made on various grounds, including: 

  • new evidence has come to light
  • the penalty was unduly severe
  • the penalty was inconsistent with previous decisions
  • the employee feels that their grievance has not been satisfactorily resolved

You should hold the appeal promptly and give the employee the right to be accompanied by either a colleague or trade union representative or official.

The appeal should be dealt with impartially and ideally, wherever possible with a manager who was not previously involved in the disciplinary or grievance meeting. 

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