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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Conference Room 3A/B, Third Floor Bickerstaffe House, Talbot Road, Blackpool FY1 3AH

Contact: Jennifer Cook  Senior Democratic Services Adviser

Items
Note No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned; and

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

2.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 16 MARCH 2021 pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting held on 16 March 2021 as a true and correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2021 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

3.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

Minutes:

Resolved: That under Section 100 (A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the whole item, including the decisions referred to at Agenda item 4 on the grounds that it would involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

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4.

APPEAL AGAINST DISMISSAL pdf icon PDF 442 KB

The Committee to consider and determine a request for a review of a decision of the Council to dismiss an employee.

 

(This item contains personal information regarding the appellant, which is exempt from publication by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972).

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the request to review the decision of the Council to dismiss an employee.

 

The appellant, accompanied by a Trade Union representative, was in attendance at the meeting.

 

Mrs Dutton (Head of Human Resources and Workforce Development) and Ms Goodall (Head of Legal, Governance and Partnerships) were in attendance to advise the Committee on policy and procedure only and had taken no part in the original decision.  Also in attendance was Mrs Cook, Clerk to the Committee.

 

The relevant Head of Service, Investigating Officer and Employee Relations Adviser presented the case on behalf of the Authority.

 

The Committee carefully considered all the representation and documentation put forward by both parties.  The Committee considered all the information provided by the appellant regarding their personal circumstances.

 

The Committee acknowledged the information put forward by both the appellant and the Local Authority and were satisfied that the Council’s policies and procedures had been followed and the decision to dismiss was reasonable and proportionate given the admitted issues.

 

The Committee noted the efforts made to support the appellant with their significant personal problems; however the Committee agreed with the relevant Head of Services that the Council could not ignore the risks to the safety of the appellant, colleagues and the public.

 

Resolved:

 

That the appeal is dismissed as the Committee was satisfied that the Council’s relevant policies and procedures had been correctly followed and the decision was reasonable and proportionate.

 

5.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING - 19 JULY 2021

To note the date of the next meeting as Monday 19 July 2021 at 10.00am.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: To note the date of the next meeting as 19 July 2021.