A recent decision reiterates the importance of noting your reasons for dismissal at the time the decision was made.
An employer was reminded by the Employment Appeal Tribunal of the importance of evidencing the reason for dismissal at the time the decision was taken. The employee was disabled and argued the dismissal was for reasons arising from their disability. The employer was able to show through evidence that the dismissal was not connected to the employee’s disability and was as a result of an unauthorised holiday taken by the employee.
Detail your decisions – the Employment Appeal Tribunal stated that having a clear and consistent paper trail to explain why a decision-maker acted as they did is vital.
Accurate allegations – allegations giving rise to dismissal must be precise. If an issue progresses over time, consider re-investigating to ensure any subsequent disciplinary action or sanction matches the allegations.
Securing great advice at the outset of any potential issue will ensure your processes and evidence trail are robust and effective. Get in touch to find out how we can help.