Right to be Accompanied
- Workers have a right to be accompanied to disciplinary and grievance meetings.
- Their choice of companion can be a colleague or a trade union official.
- The companion can contribute to the meeting, but not answer questions on behalf of the worker.
- The worker is protected from treatment to their detriment for asserting this right.
- Dismissal for asserting this right will be automatically unfair.
- There is no statutory right to be accompanied to a redundancy meeting – but it is considered best practice.