As a witness, you may be named in the written determination which will be publicly available on our Employment database (unless it is subject to a non-publication order).
A witness statement is a record of what you want to say to the Authority about the case.
Your witness statement is for your evidence. Each witness gives their own written statement in their own words.
Your statement explains your own view of events. You should include:
Use the names and positions of people you are referring to – for example, instead of saying "my manager", you should say "Mrs X, the Account Manager".
It would be helpful to the Authority if your statement:
You do not need to get your statement sworn or affirmed unless you have specifically been asked to.
Everyone who provides a witness statement is expected to go to the investigation meeting in person.
If you cannot be there in person, you will need to contact the Authority Officer as soon as possible to apply for permission to be excused from appearing in person. The Authority Member may decide:
At the investigation meeting, you will:
If the parties:
Sometimes the Authority may issue a witness summons, either at its own motion or at the request of one of the parties. There are potentially significant consequences if you ignore a summons to be a witness.