Letter Rescheduling a Disciplinary Hearing
This Letter Rescheduling a Disciplinary Hearing should be used when either an employee requests to change the date of a disciplinary hearing or the employer needs to change the date of the disciplinary hearing. There are optional clauses in this letter covering both alternatives.
The "ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" sets out the principles for handling disciplinary and grievance situations in the workplace. A tribunal that upholds a complaint by an employee in a situation where the code is relevant and finds that either side unreasonably failed to comply with one or more of its requirements can adjust compensation by up to 25%, either upwards or downwards.
Employees are entitled to be accompanied at any formal disciplinary hearing by either a fellow worker, a trade union official or a trade union representative (who has been certified by the union as being competent to accompany the worker) of their choice. The letter reminds the employee of this entitlement.
The Letter Rescheduling a Disciplinary Hearing reminds the employee of potential disciplinary sanctions and advises the employee that no decisions will be made until the employee has had the opportunity to make representations.