Key Benefits

  • Provides the employee with documentation as to the result of the 'Stage 4 Appeal' to the original 'Sanction, either 'Dismissal' or 'Action short of dismissal'
  • Ensures the employee understands their there is no further 'Right to Appeal'
  • Notifies the employee if a different sanction has been made
  • Helps the employee to understand 'What happens next?'
  • Helps you through each stage of the process just in case matters escalate
  • Stops you having to construct disciplinary letters when you are busy
  • Ensures you are in control of running the company
  • Makes the employee aware that the behaviour is not acceptable
  • Shows your larger clients that you run an efficient company
  • Ensures that without an improvement by the employee you are within your rights to take further action
  • Sends a message that it is not acceptable to breach company procedures

Who would use it?

  • Line Managers
  • Directors
  • Small Company Owners
  • Human Resources Representatives

What is it? 

The 'Stage 4 Appeal Outcome Letter’ is an employee communication from the company. 

When would you use it? 

You would use the potential dismissal 'Stage 4 Appeal Outcome Letter’ to inform the employee as to the outcome and details of their appeal hearing.

Why would you use it? 

You would use the 'Stage 4 Appeal Outcome Letter’ to ensure that the employee receives a confirmation letter with the details of the appeal hearing; this provides them with all the necessary information regarding the outcome of the meeting and what happens next. The documentation helps you manage the absence management procedure in a recognised format so you can document each step of the process in case of tribunal or appeal.

Additional Information

Many company's don't operate a structured approach to the absence management procedures and hence apply a 'Hire and Fire' type arrangement that opens them up to legal implications due to an unfair application of the process. Contrary to belief, business owners cannot make the rules up as they go along as they also are accountable to outside bodies. By following a recognised procedure and recording each step of the process each company should possess sufficient documentation to support it's actions if they experience intervention by tribunal or otherwise.

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