Legal Representation at Disciplinary: How Do I Handle It?Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 November 2018
We have invited an employee to attend a disciplinary hearing following an investigation in which certain allegations made against the employee were upheld. The employee has asked for his solicitor and barrister to attend at the hearing on his behalf.
Our policy provides that our employee is entitled to be “accompanied by a work colleague” to a disciplinary hearing. We do not allow solicitors (or barristers) to attend at either the investigation or the disciplinary hearing stage. The employee is insisting that he is entitled to legal representation during the hearing and our refusal to facilitate this breaches his rights. Is this correct – How do I handle it?
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