An employee has been invited to attend a disciplinary hearing and has asked to be accompanied by their solicitor. This is not permitted by our disciplinary policy. Can we refuse?

An employee has been invited to attend a disciplinary hearing and has asked to be accompanied by their solicitor. This is not permitted by our disciplinary policy. Can we refuse?

Workers have a statutory right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing by a work colleague or Trade Union representative.

Where the allegations are extremely serious and the outcome could lead to the employee being unable to work in their chosen profession in the future, the Human Rights Act may apply and the employee may be entitled to legal representation. You should take advice from our team of specialist employment solicitors before refusing a request.

 

Disclaimer: This information is provided for general guidance only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. You must consult our employment solicitors if you require advice on your situation or circumstances.

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