Appeals against decisions

An employee has the right to appeal against a decision, and must do so within 14 days of notification of the decision refusing part or all of the request. The employee must set out the grounds for the appeal.

The department must act within 14 days of receipt of the appeal. If you do not accept the appeal, you must arrange an appeal meeting within 14 days of receipt of the appeal. If it is practicable, the appeal should be heard by a different person from the person who considered the initial request. The employee will have the right to be accompanied at the meeting by a colleague from within the University or a trade union representative.

You must inform the employee in writing of the outcome of the appeal within 14 days of the meeting.