Committee details

Employment and Appeals Committee

Purpose of committee

The Employment and Appeals Committee meets to consider and, if necessary, make recommendations to the council on policies that affect the terms and conditions of employment for council officers.


The Committee also considers any other matters relating to pay, pensions and gratuities and on health and safety issues. Whenever it is necessary to consider a council employee’s appeal against dismissal or other grievances, an Employment Appeals Panel of three councillors is convened to consider the case.


You do not need to be a member of the committee but you do need to take part in relevant appeals training and appropriate briefings before you can sit on an Employment Appeals Panel. This is because decisions could be subject to a legal challenge if adequate training has not been provided or received.


Contact information

Support officer: Marianne Unwin. Democratic Services Officer

Phone: 01253 887326