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Does the experience and training of a disciplinary officer matter? Yes it does.

In Thomas v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust the EAT held that a dismissal was procedurally unfair due to the fact that the chair of the disciplinary panel had no experience or training in conducting disciplinary hearings. The EAT found that this lack of experience led to the disciplinary panel misapplying the disciplinary procedure making the dismissal also substantively unfair.

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