Venue: ROOM 1.24 (FORMER COMMITTEE ROOM 2 / LABOUR GROUP ROOM, 1ST FLOOR, TOWN HALLItems No. Item
ELECTION OF CHAIR
To elect a Chair for the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed and/or indicate that Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE
As the membership of the Employees Committee (Appeals) varies from meeting to meeting, the Committee is advised that its membership is governed by the following rules:-
1) Membership of the Employees Committee must be politically balanced.
2) Membership of the Committee will be five made up of Members appointed by the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the political group whips.
3) The Committee will elect one of their number to be the Chair.
4) The Committee’s quorum shall be three.
The Chief Executive or relevant Director (or nominated deputy) and a Personnel Officer (who may be from a different department) shall act as advisors to the Committee.
The Committee is asked to note the membership arrangements
TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE COMMITTEE
For Members’ information, the terms of reference of the Committee are as follows :-
The Employees Committee (Appeals) shall have delegated power to determine formal disciplinary, grievance, harassment and discrimination, capability, sickness procedure and grading appeals.’
The Committee is asked to note the terms of reference.
ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO NOTE
Under the law, the Committee is entitled to consider certain items in private. Members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting when such items are discussed.
The Committee is recommended to consider the following item in private on the grounds that it contains ‘exempt’ information, as defined by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, and consequently that the Committee makes the following resolution :-
‘that the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following item in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, because it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information relating to an individual, and taking all the circumstances into account, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”
APPEAL AGAINST DISMISSAL
The Appellant’s Statement of Case and the Management’s Statement of Case are attached for all parties along with a collection of background and general information.