IEP07S02 – Script for a formal capability hearing regarding underperformance

This script can be used for a formal capability meeting regarding underperformance. Employers should bear in mind that the employee must always have the opportunity to respond to the concerns in an informal context before being invited to a formal capability hearing regarding performance. It is important to be as specific as possible regarding any under-performance however as this is a formal meeting, which may result in a formal sanction, all issues of concern that are raised must have already been addressed in an informal context (informal performance review meeting].
The employee must have been invited in writing to this meeting, via formal letter, given the opportunity to be accompanied by a work colleague or a trade union representative and have been given 48 hours’ notice.