Season 5, Episode 3: This is our “listen and learn” season of podcasts. The ELiYP team tell a story, week by week, about a situation which the team has encountered. The team then discuss the law relating to that situation. One story told week by week.
Simon, Jack and Duncan discuss Bruce’s situation. Bruce is employed as a scientist. His employer receives an anonymous complaint. Tony, the Managing Director, chooses to investigate the complaint and then instructs his HR Manager to dismiss Bruce.
The HR Manager suspends Bruce and invites him to attend a disciplinary hearing, making it clear that the outcome of the hearing may be his dismissal. There is no investigation conducted. Bruce responds by stating that his colleague can’t attend and suggests another date when his colleague, can attend.
Find out the team’s views on firstly when suspension is appropriate, secondly whether investigation is necessary and thirdly the employee’s request to postpone the disciplinary hearing. Does Jack have an encyclopaedic memory for case citations? Is Dunc a human calculator? And if you listen until the end, you will discover the team’s thoughts on their new ELiYP team tagline**
**This tagline has not been approved by the marketing team
The Blackadders Employment Team
Winners of the Scottish Legal Awards 2019 ‘Employment Team of the Year’ Award and finalists of the ‘Legal Technology Award’.
Simon Allison -Winner of the ‘Lawyer of the Year Award’ at the 2018 Scottish Legal Awards
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