I have received notice of a disciplinary hearing. It was originally mailed to me at 3pm on Wednesday, I was able to get to it at 5pm on Wednesday. It stated that I was invited to a hearing following an investigation and that it would be held on Friday at 11.30 am. My disciplinary procedures, which they attached to the mail, stated that I should have all relevant information sent to me no less than 3 days prior to the hearing. This worried me as they seemed to be pushing ahead when they shouldn;t, so i requested extra time and it has been put back till the following Monday. However, new evidence was introduced (A tape recording of the previous investigation meeting as the notes were innacurate). This was recieved by me at 2.15pm on Friday. With the meeting at 11.30am on Monday are they still in breach of their own procedures?
There are other areas of concern but I thought I woul start here. Is it 3 days or 3 working days?
A lot of these things are about being reasonable. Do you have reasonable notice to be able to respond having received the information you have received? If not, ask for more time and explain why. If your request is reasonable (you want a few extra days not 6 weeks), then they should agree.
Also if the written procedure says '3 days' then it means '3 days' and not '3 working days'.
Hope that clears it up.
HR Manager, Essex
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