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Personnel Appeals and Applied Conditions of Service Appeals Panel.
27 Aug 2020 - 09:30 to 17:00
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
CONFIDENTIAL
  • Information relating to any individual;
Chair
Councillor Adam-McGregor, Convener, presided.
In Attendance
E Simpson, Senior HR Adviser and R Devine, Senior Committee Services Officer (both Finance & Resources).

The appellant and A Scobie (UNITE) and E Scott, Facilities Manager (Hard Services) (Environment & Infrastructure) and Y MacLachlan, HR Adviser (Finance & Resources), representing management, joined the meeting.
Convener's Statement
In accordance with the decision taken at the meeting of the Council held on 25 June 2020 this meeting of the Personnel Appeals & Applied Conditions of Service Panel was held remotely, using the Microsoft TEAMS platform. 
Standard Items
Apologies
Apologies from members.
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Items Of Business
Minutes of meetings of the Panel held in January and March 2020.
  1. pdf Minute of meeting (121Kb)
  2. pdf 190320Min (11Kb)
Appeal against dismissal.





Return of Reports 

Reports for this item are confidential and arrangements are in place for the hard/paper copy of the agenda to be uplifted from members of the Panel following the meeting so that the reports are disposed of securely .
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Consideration was resumed of an appeal submitted by an employee of Environment & Infrastructure following dismissal from the Council’s employment.

The Minutes of the meetings of the Panel held on 23 January and 19 March 2020 had been submitted together with the procedure to be employed at the hearing.

E Scott, Facilities Manager (Hard Services) (Environment & Infrastructure) presented the management case.

The appellant, his trade union representative and members of the Panel had an opportunity to question the management representatives and the evidence presented.

A Scobie (UNITE) presented the appellant’s case.  Thereafter the management representatives and members of the Panel had an opportunity to question the appellant and the evidence presented.

Both sides summed up their position and then withdrew from the meeting to allow the Panel to consider the matter and reach a decision.

Following discussion, it was the Panel’s decision that the grounds of the appeal had not been substantiated and that the appeal was not upheld. 

Both parties re-joined the meeting and were informed of the decision by the Convener.  

DECIDED: That the grounds of the appeal were not substantiated and that the appeal was not upheld. 
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
The Board may by resolution exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that if members of the press and public are present, there could be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973.
The Appeals Panel resolved that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as it was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that if members of the press and public were present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
3(a) Summary
  1. pdf Summary - Private
3(b) Appellant's Submission
  1. pdf AppellantCombined - Private
3(c) Management's Submission
  1. pdf Combinedmanagement - Private

Additional Meeting Documents

  1. pdf Disciplinary Procedure - Private

Attendance

Name
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NameReason for Sending Apology
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NameReason for Absence
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Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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Visitors

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