The Working Women’s Centre SA has created this toolkit, which is a general resource to help guide workers through the process of disciplinary meetings.
Please note that this is general information and may not be relevant to your particular matter. This toolkit should not be taken as legal advice.
This toolkit includes advice on how to prepare yourself for a disciplinary meeting, information about what happens in a disciplinary meeting. As well case study examples, that demonstrate different issues that can arise.
Sarah works the night shift from 5:00pm to 5:00am. She is provided with a letter of allegation before her shift at 5:00pm, and requested to attend a meeting at 4:30pm the next day. Sarah is unable to contact a support person during her shift, and when she arrives home, must balance sleeping with calling a friend. Her friend is also unable to take time off from work on such short notice. Given Sarah’s circumstances, it would be unreasonable if her employer were to deny a request to postpone the meeting so that she can organise a support person.”
To view and download the toolkit, click here.