If an employee has been called to a disciplinary meeting, can he/she bring a Trade Union representative or solicitor with them to this meeting?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 September 2013
Employees have a right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing by a trade union representative or a fellow worker. There is no general right under UK law for an employee to have a qualified legal representative at a disciplinary hearing, however, some employees (for example, NHS hospital doctors) may have a right under their contracts of employment (as was the case in Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation NHS Trust  IRLR 829 (CA).
Employers should review the employee’s contract of employment to ensure they have no additional contractual rights as regards disciplinary proceedings.
Further, if the employee is disabled it may be a reasonable adjustment to allow them to be
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