Agenda and minutes

Employment Appeals Committee
Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 10 April 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the minutes held on 10 April 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to declare any interest which they may have in any of the items on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were asked to declare if they had any interest in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and Members of the Committee on any of the matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided.  These are also available via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

4.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of Agenda Item 4 – ‘Appeal A644’ which contains information ‘not for publication’ by virtue of the categories set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item 4 ‘Appeal A644’, to prevent the disclosure of information relating to an individual.  It would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose this information to the public because disclosure of the personal information would not be fair to the appellant and therefore in breach of Data Protection regulations.

 

5.

Appeal A644

To consider a grievance appeal from an employee of the Corporate Director for People.

Minutes:

The Committee considered an appeal against dismissal from an employee of the Corporate Director for People.

 

Having convened the meeting partly as a prehearing review, the Committee were made aware of some issues as to how this case had been prepared, the Committee noted that there was a dispute between the parties with regard to witness evidence at Stage 2 of the grievance.

 

During the review, both parties indicated that they were prepared to agree for this matter to be reheard at Stage 2.  Therefore the Committee decided to refer this matter back to Stage 2.  The Committee were also mindful that without this being resolved it would be very difficult for the Committee to reach a decision without elements of a rehearing.

 

RESOLVED – That this matter is referred back to Stage 2 of the grievance procedure.