How To Handle It – Employee Refuses To Attend Remote Disciplinary Process

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 September 2022
Sinead Morgan
Issues covered: Discipline and Grievance; Remote and Hybrid

We are currently operating a hybrid working model with most employees working three days in the office. However, we have agreed that high-risk employees or those living with high-risk individuals can remain working from home on a fulltime basis. A disciplinary issue has arisen with one of those remote employees. Given their high-risk status we have arranged a remote disciplinary meeting rather than requiring them to attend a face-to-face disciplinary meeting in our offices. They have refused to attend the remote meeting on the basis that remote hearings are not specifically referenced in the Employee Handbook. We believe that this is a tactic to try to avoid the disciplinary process. How

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