Fair Process where an Employee admits wrongdoing

A recent Employment Relations Authority ruling was that "... a good and fair employer, presented with admissions by the subject staff member, could conclude that (disciplinary action) was the only viable outcome." In this case the employee had admitted wrongdoing in the disciplinary meeting and had sent an email appearing to confirm that. This means that there is no need for an employer to conduct a full investigation if the employee freely admits his/her actions. However, you would need to be quite sure that this is the case.

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