Agenda and draft minutes

Employment Matters Appeals Panel - Sub-Committee of Employment Matters Committee
Friday, 8 February 2019 9.45am

Venue: Meeting Room 2 - Level 3, Gun Wharf. View directions

Contact: Steve Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

779.

Election of the Chairman

Minutes:

Councillor Wicks was elected Chairman for the meeting.  

780.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were none.

781.

Record of the meeting

To agree that the Chairman, in consultation with other members of the Employment Matters Appeals Panel, sign the minutes outside of the meeting.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Chairman, in consultation with other Members of the Employment Matters Appeals Panel, sign the minutes outside of the meeting.

782.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

783.

Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 254 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 6, which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contains exempt information within one of the categories in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is a matter for the Committee to determine whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item.

Minutes:

The press and public were excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 6 (Matter of decision) because consideration of this matter in public would disclose information falling within paragraph 1of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as specified in agenda item 5 (Exclusion of press and public) and, in all the circumstances of the case, the Panel considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information. 

784.

Matter of decision

To consider an appeal against dismissal.

Minutes:

 Discussion:

 

The Panel considered an appeal against dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct.

 

In reaching its decision the Panel carefully considered all the written documentation submitted and the oral evidence presented at the hearing.

 

Decision:

 

The Panel unanimously decided to uphold the appeal and reduced the sanction to a final written warning together with demotion.