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Human Resources

 

In accordance with the statement of 3 June 2021 on the Change the Culture campaign, the Unestablished Academic and Academic-related and Assistant staff grievance procedures (below) remain in place.

Context

The following information about policies and procedures relating to disciplinary action, grievances and appeals is available online. Please note that appeals arising from capability and sickness absence decisions should be heard in accordance with the relevant appeals procedure for the staff member concerned.

 

Disciplinary action

  • University Officers

Statutes and Ordinances, Schedule to Statute C, Chapter III, Special Ordinance C(xii) and Special Ordinance C(xiii).

  • Unestablished Academic and Academic-related Staff (including Contract Research Staff)

Statement of the University's policy and procedures relating to disciplinary action, grievances and appeals in respect of unestablished academic and academic-related staff

  • Assistant Staff

Assistant Staff Handbook

 

Grievances 

  • University Officers

Statutes and Ordinances, Schedule to Statute C, Chapter III, Special Ordinance C(xii) and Special Ordinance C(xiii).

  • Unestablished Academic, Academic-related Staff (including Contract Research Staff)

Statement of the University's policy and procedures relating to disciplinary action, grievances and appeals in respect of unestablished academic and academic-related staff

  • Assistant Staff

Assistant Staff Handbook

 

Dignity at Work

The Dignity at Work Policy highlights the options available to staff (and students) who feel they are or have been subject to bullying, harassment, racial discrimination, sexual misconduct, or any other inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour.

 

Tape-recordings

Formal hearings and informal meetings under the University's disciplinary, grievance, and appeal procedures cannot be tape-recorded by either side and therefore will not be admissible as evidence even where a recording exists. A note-taker may be present at hearings to provide a formal record of the meeting. This will not be a verbatim record but will be made available for both parties to review and agree. This approach has been adopted to maintain the formality of proceedings and to minimise disruption.