Dismissal appeal hearing invitation letter template

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If an ex-employee has appealed against their dismissal, issue this model letter template as invitation to an appeal hearing.

Why this letter is necessary

A Dismissal Appeal Hearing Invitation Letter is a formal written communication from an employer to an employee, inviting them to attend an appeal hearing following their dismissal. The letter typically sets out the date, time, and location of the hearing, and may also include information on the process that will be followed during the hearing.

The purpose of the appeal hearing is to provide the employee with an opportunity to challenge the decision to dismiss them and to present any evidence or arguments that support their case. The hearing is typically conducted by a more senior manager or an independent person who has not been involved in the original decision to dismiss.

The Dismissal Appeal Hearing Invitation Letter should provide the employee with information on the grounds for their appeal, the evidence and arguments they should present, and any additional information or witnesses they wish to bring to the hearing. The letter should also provide information on any legal rights the employee may have, such as the right to be accompanied by a representative or legal advisor.

In the UK an employee has the right to appeal against their dismissal. The appeal process may be set out in the company's disciplinary procedures or in the employee's contract of employment. It is important to follow these procedures to ensure that the appeal process is fair and consistent.

If the appeal is successful, the employee may be reinstated or offered alternative employment. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the original decision to dismiss the employee will stand.

It is important for employers to ensure that the appeal process is conducted fairly and objectively, and that all parties are given the opportunity to present their case. If an employee feels that the appeal process was not conducted fairly, they may have grounds to take legal action against the employer.

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Dismissal appeal hearing script

Our Dismissal Appeal Hearing Script template guides structured appeal discussions, ensuring a fair and comprehensive review of the dismissal decision.

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1 July 2024
dismissal appeal hearing invitation letter template

[Company name]

[Sender address]

 

[date]

[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

 

Dear [Recipient first name],

 

Dismissal appeal heariing

I am writing to invite you to attend a dismissal appeal hearing in relation to your recent dismissal from [Company Name]. The appeal hearing has been scheduled for [Date] at [Time] at [Venue].

The purpose of the appeal hearing is to provide you with an opportunity to challenge the decision to dismiss you and to present any evidence or arguments that support your case. The hearing will be conducted by [Name of the person conducting the hearing], who has not been involved in the original decision to dismiss you.

You have the right to be accompanied by a trade union representative or workplace colleague, if you wish. If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to enable you to attend the hearing, please let us know as soon as possible.

The hearing will consider the grounds for your appeal and any evidence or arguments that you wish to present. You should provide any additional information or witnesses that you wish to bring to the hearing, as soon as possible and no later than [date].

Please confirm your attendance at the hearing by [date]. If you are unable to attend the hearing, please let us know as soon as possible and provide us with the reasons for your absence.

Please note that if you fail to attend the hearing without good reason, the appeal may be heard in your absence and a decision may be made based on the information available.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Yours [faithfully | sincerely],

 

 

[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

 

[For, and on behalf of [Company name] ]

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