Agenda and minutes

Employment Appeals Committee - Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 3, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

No. Item



To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2017.


The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 18 July 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declaration of Interest

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


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


No such declarations were made.


Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and Members of the Committee on any 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


No public questions were submitted.


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public interest to exclude the public during consideration of Agenda Item 5 – ‘Appeal A635’ which contains information ‘not for publication’ by virtue of the categories set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Item 5 ‘Appeal A6335’ 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.



Appeal A635

To consider an appeal against dismissal against an employee of the Corporate Director for Services to People.


This item is ‘not for publication’ and has been circulated to Members of the Committee only.


The Committee considered an Appeal against dismissal from an employee of the Corporate Director for Services to People.  The Appellant attended the meeting, together with their representative and presented their case.


The Committee received documentation, heard presentations and questioning from the Appellant and Management.


RESOLVED – The Committee considered the dismissal appeal, presentations and the written documentation that was submitted.  Having listened to all that was said and having read the documentation, the Committee decided to uphold Management’s decision to dismiss the employee on the grounds of gross misconduct.  The Committee found that Management had applied the legislation and policies appropriately and fairly.


The Committee therefore resolved that the appeal be not upheld.