How to... Avoid Disciplinary and Dismissal Disasters

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 25 July 2018
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
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Shortly after its establishment the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) issued instructions to practitioners, claimants and respondents availing of their services in dismissal cases (WRC, 2015). The instructions directed employers that they:

… must set out the facts of the events leading to the dismissal including, where relevant, disciplinary meeting(s) held, investigation undertaken, disciplinary hearing(s) conducted, internal appeal(s) conducted, any other relevant information ...

Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures (Declaration) Order, 2000

This instruction goes to the heart of many unfair dismissal findings. With the onus of proof normally residing with the

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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