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Training Course

Handling High Level Dismissals and Appeals

Handling high level discipline and appeals can be challenging for managers. Our highly practical half day workshop is designed to give managers confidence in applying the law,  the process, and making critical and safe decisions on termination and appeals.

The workshop will walk attendees through the requirements of a fair and lawful dismissal, giving clear guidance on substantive and procedural fairness. Using of a variety of case studies, attendees will also be guided on key stages of the disciplinary process, starting with case preparation through to making balanced and fair decisions. The workshop will equip attendees with practical strategies for handling responses to allegations and dealing with complex challenges.

In addition, the workshop will also specifically look at the role of the appeal manager and in particular, the range of appeal grounds and correct approach to progressing each.  Managers will be guided on making decisions on appeal outcomes and the basis for overturning decisions on appeal.

This interactive workshop with cover:

  • How to avoid unfair dismissals
  • Preparing for high level disciplinary and appeal hearings
  • Conducting hearings – understanding the employee’s case  / appeal grounds through effective questioning
  • How to correctly weigh up evidence
  • Applying fair sanctions and applying “the band of reasonable responses test”,
  • Overturning original decisions on appeal
  • Understanding mitigation and the part it plays in final decisions
  • The importance of drafting well-reasoned rationale documents and guidance on what they should contain.

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