Committee details

Appeals and Complaints Committee

Purpose of committee

The role of the Appeals and Complaints Committee





For all employees, other than the Chief Executive of the Council, Directors, the Monitoring officer and S.151 Finance officer, to hear and determine appeals and grievances on the following matters:


Dismissal on grounds of misconduct, capability, ill-health and unfair selection of staff for redundancy but not appeals against dismissal of employees who fail to successfully complete their probationary period which are heard and determined by Directors.


Grievances submitted under agreed procedures.


Disciplinary action as defined in conditions of employment.


Note:  The Committee can only consider appeals relating to grievances from current employees.


To determine any other appeal against a decision made by or on behalf of the Council where provision is made for a right of appeal.




To consider any complaint made against the Council which has been referred to the Local Ombudsman and which requires a determination by Members.


To make compensation payments or provide other benefits in cases of maladministration up to the value of £10,000.


The full terms of reference for this committee can be read here


Contact information

Support officer: Craig Saunders; Email:;.

Postal address:
AVDC Council Offices
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
HP19 8FF

Phone: (01296) 585858


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