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Private and Confidential
Dear [add name],
I write to acknowledge your letter dated [add date], in which you have appealed against either [your dismissal] or [the decision to [state action short of dismissal, for example demotion]] on [add date], which was confirmed to you in writing on [add date].
You are invited to attend a formal hearing on [add date] at [add time] at [add location], when your appeal will be heard by [add name]. [[Add name] will also be present].
If the employee’s letter does not contain sufficient details of the grounds for his/her appeal, include
[You are required to provide details of the grounds for your appeal in writing in advance of the hearing. I should therefore be grateful if you would provide me with written details of [state information required] by [add date]].
You are entitled, if you wish, to be accompanied at the hearing by a work colleague or trade union representative. Please advise me by [add date] if you wish to exercise this right. If you have any queries regarding this process, please contact me on [add telephone number].
The decision of this appeal hearing is final and there is no further right of appeal.