Should I exercise my right to appeal?

It is often sensible to appeal your employer’s decision. If your employer is reasonable they should give you a fair hearing and there is always the possibility that they decide to re-instate/re-engage you or give you a lesser sanction.

Even where you employer is unreasonable and you feel the process is a sham, it may still be sensible to appeal because an Employment Tribunal may reduce any compensation awarded if you unreasonably fail to follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures which invites you to appeal.

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