Meeting documents

Appeals Committee
Thursday, 12th December, 2013

Place: Wheel Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH

 Present: Mr C J Clark, Mr J M Higgins, Mr G O'Hare, Mr M J Titherington
 In attendance: Denise Johnson (Director of Regeneration and Healthy Communities), Steve Nugent (Head of Human Resources), Bernie Markham (Human Resources Advisor) and Dave Lee (Democratic Services Officer)
 Public attendance: None
 Other Officers: None

Item Description/Resolution Status Action
1 Election of Chairman

RESOLVED (UNANIMOUS): that Councillor Clark be appointed chairman for the meeting.

2 Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies reported.

3 Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest declared.

4 Minutes of the Last Meeting
Minutes attached

RESOLVED (UNANIMOUS): that the minutes of the meeting held on 2?May 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the chairman.

5 Exempt Items

RESOLVED (UNANIMOUS): that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item of business as it involved the discussion of information which was defined as exempt from publication under paragraphs 1 and 2 (information relating to an individual and information which was likely to reveal the identity of an individual) of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and in which the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing it.

6 Appeal Against Dismissal

The committee considered the appeal against the dismissal decision brought by a?former employee from?Regeneration and Healthy Communities Directorate.


With the permission of the committee and in accordance with the council's hearing procedure, the appellant addressed the meeting and questions were asked.


The Director of Regeneration and Healthy Communities?presented the management's case (and called the?witness) and questions were asked.


Having fully considered the representations (written and oral), the committee adjourned to reach its decision.


RESOLVED (UNANIMOUS): That the?appeal against the dismissal decision be upheld subject to the following -


1. the dismissal?be substituted?with a final?written warning; and


2. the appellant be required to undertake retraining in the awareness of the relevant council policies.


  Published on Monday 16 December 2013