If an employee refuses to sign minutes of meeting - what should an employer do as a precaution?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 July 2015
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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The Irish case of Brickley v Extern Ireland Limited (UD1348/2008) held that the failure of an employer to allow an employee to correct/comment on the minutes of a meeting can reduce the probative value of the document. Best practice, therefore, is for the employer to give the employee a copy of any minutes taken and to afford him/her the opportunity to make comments in relation to their content. This serves to place the employee in a weaker position if he/she subsequently tries to assert that the minutes are inaccurate.

In circumstances where the employee refuses to sign minutes of a meeting, the employer is best advised to keep a written record of his/her offer to allow the employee sight

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Zelda Cunningham
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