Employees have a right to a fair hearing before any decisions are taken that might jeopardise their employment. The disciplining manager must be able to justify their actions and be able to prove that standard procedure was followed and the decision made was fair.
The disciplining manager is often the main witness in unfair dismissal claims. Their evidence can win or lose cases and his or her actions can save – or cost – the company thousands of pounds.
The circumstances in which an employee resigns should be taken carefully into consideration.
From time to time redundancy situations may exist in the workplace and it is important that a fair process is followed to comply with employment legislation.