Agenda and minutes

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County Councillors Jayne Rear, Michael Green and Hasina Khan replaced County Councillors Geoff Driver, David O'Toole and Azhar Ali respectively for this meeting.




There were no apologies.


Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are asked to consider any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the agenda.




Minutes of the Meeting held on 7 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To be confirmed, and signed by the Chairman.


Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2020 be confirmed as a correct record.


Revised Grievance and Harassment Policies and Procedures pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:


The committee considered a report from Deborah Barrow, Head of Service for Human Resources, regarding the council's Grievance and Harassment Policies and Procedure which have been reviewed and revised as part of the Human Resources policy review program.


In presenting the report, it was noted that a revised version of Appendix 'A' of the report had been provided to members. The revision related to an amendment made to Appendix 'A', where the sentences in the first paragraph were reordered. The revised version had replaced the existing version on the published agenda on the council's website.


Following a discussion, it was clarified that the policy would be versioned controlled and would be reviewed on an annual basis. It was further clarified that this policy wouldn't apply to any employee who transferred to the council under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) regulations, as these employees would still be operating under the Terms and Conditions from their previous employer. This included using the Grievance and Harassment Policies from the employee's previous employer to settle any issues the employee may have while working for the council.


Resolved: That, the revised Grievance and Harassment Policies and Procedures, set out in Appendices 'A' and 'B' of the report, be approved.


Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the minutes, the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.


There were no items of Urgent Business.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the committee will be held on Monday 9 November 2020 at 2pm, by means of a virtual meeting.


Resolved: That the next meeting of the committee would be held virtually on Monday 9 November at 2pm.