I just want to know where i stand, just feel i'm being picked on and gang up on , feel as if i have to watch my back all the while, is the supervisor allowed to go round to other security officers telling them that i'm to be subject a disciplinary when i myself have not been informed myself either verbally or in writing,He's already said I face the sack, and am I allowed to take notes, record the interview, have someone with me, and who are they allowed to take into the disciplinary interview, and when its over can i read it and have a photo copy of the proceedings.
how long do i have to wait for my answer, i can't give a rating till i get one can't click on a face as it says the expert has not finished answering my question.
Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied earlier. The employer should not be going round informing others that you will or may be subjected to disciplinary proceedings before you have been formally informed of this and eve after that. They have a duty of confidentiality around this and only those people that will be involved in the disciplinary should be informed about it.
If this goes to a formal disciplinary then you will be able to take notes at the meeting and you will also be allowed to be accompanied by a colleague or a trade union rep and they can take notes on your behalf as well if necessary.
The employer would generally have a manager who will chair the meeting and also a note taker but usually that would be it, although it is possible for someone else with authority to sit in. hey could also ask witnesses to attend if there is a need for them to be questioned as part of the evidence.
Ideally you should get the employer’s permission to record the meeting but if they refuse then it is still possible to record it secretly and there is case law to confirm that such recordings can still be used as evidence in tribunal, should it come to that.
After the meeting the employer should draft minutes of the discussions and you should be issued with a copy for your own records, which you can check and challenge if necessary (for example if you disagree with any of the contents or they do not match the notes that you took).
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you