An employee is appealing against the decision to dismiss. The appeal hearing has taken place, however due to necessary investigations and staff holiday, the process is taking a little longer than expected.

The employee was paid one month’s pay in lieu of notice on the date of termination. That was over one month ago. The chair of the appeal hearing has not reached a decision yet.

What would you usually due about the pay in this sort of situation? If the original decision is upheld I had planned on retaining the original termination date. However with the delays we now face, should we pay the employee for the extended duration of the appeal process? If so, how would that affect the date of termination?

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Thank you
Sarah Jennings

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