Got a disciplinary hearing meeting scheduled and worried about how to take minutes? We get it, there’s a lot to consider – what’s being said during the meeting? What question will you ask next? How will you keep an accurate record of everything that is discussed?
Sounds overwhelming doesn’t it? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that we can help. Emma McGrath, one of our Employment Law Team Managers, has taken an in-depth look at what makes a good set of disciplinary hearing minutes in this exclusive webinar.
We’ve also taken some of the key points from the webinar to provide you with a handy reference point for future use. Don’t worry, you can thank us later.
Good-quality disciplinary meeting minutes are vital to the overall outcome. Imagine a scenario where minutes are inaccurate or vague or, even worse, if none were taken at all.
Aside from being ill-prepared, it could also make or break the outcome of a potential appeal or tribunal. Good minutes serve as a key piece of evidence that piece together any case.
Disciplinary meeting minutes give you:
Legally, there are several statutory requirements that you need to consider during the disciplinary meeting. Good minutes will help make sure these points were met, which include:
Deciding who takes the meeting notes should be totally impartial. Anybody with prior knowledge or involvement in the details of the reasons for disciplinary should be discounted. You don’t want to jeopardise the neutrality of any potential case.
Sometimes, we get clients asking us for our advice on who should take the minutes if they are struggling to find a suitable note-taker. You can choose to record a disciplinary hearing if all parties agree and full consent is given.
Disciplinary hearing minutes aren’t easy, and it’s important to get them just right. And, with our guidance, you can do just that.
By partnering with Citation, you can benefit from our HR & Employment law package, which gives you access to all of these perks:
So, speak to us today to discuss all this and more.
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