Poyet was suspended by the club in May after he intimated that he could leave the Championship outfit following their play-off semi-final defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Uruguayan, who guided Brighton to promotion from League One in his second season in charge, was scheduled to attend the hearing following a long silence between the two parties.
However, a statement on the club's official website revealed he opted against appearing. 

"Following the completion of a detailed internal investigation, Gus Poyet's disciplinary hearing commenced this morning," it read. 

"However, Gus Poyet elected not to attend for disputed legal reasons. The club's disciplinary panel chose to adjourn the meeting to later this week to provide Mr Poyet with a final opportunity to attend.

"The club's separate internal process involving Charlie Oatway (assistant manager) continues.

"The club will not be making any further comment on either matter at this time."