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
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