Ordinance XVIII: Staff

  1. In relation to the University's staff, Council shall ensure that there are in place formal* procedures for:
    1. the handling of disciplinary cases, including the dismissal of members of staff for reasons compatible with prevailing employment laws;
    2. the dismissal of members of staff by reason of redundancy and appeals against such dismissals;
    3. the handling of grievances raised by members of staff;
    4. the dismissal of members of staff on the grounds of ill health or medical incapacity and appeals against such dismissals.
  2. In determining the procedures to be adopted under paragraph 1, Council shall apply the following guiding principles:
    1. to ensure that staff, whilst engaged in provision of teaching and research in accordance with their terms and conditions of service, have freedom within the law to question and test received wisdom, and to put forward new ideas and controversial or unpopular opinions, without placing themselves in jeopardy of losing their jobs or privileges;
    2. to enable the University to provide education, promote learning and engage in research efficiently and economically; and
    3. to apply the principles of justice and fairness.
  3. Any procedure made under this Ordinance shall be construed in every case to give effect to the guiding principles in Statute 9.
  4. For the avoidance of doubt, any procedure adopted by Council for the dismissal of staff by reason of redundancy shall not apply to a member of academic staff whose appointment was made, or contract of employment entered into before 19 November 1987 and not varied after that date.


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* Amendment approved by Council 13 March 2012


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