Gemma Hallett

Lawyer

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Thinking | 11 Oct 2019

Unions in disciplinary meetings: your practical guide

You’ve asked your employee to attend a disciplinary meeting, and they show up with a union official. What should you do next? The presence of union officials in disciplinary meetings can feel like a legal minefield for employers. In this practical guide, we’ll take a look at the differences between a support person and a union representative, and share tips on complying with your legal obligations.