All employees are entitled to be accompanied to a grievance hearing, by either a colleague or Trade Union representative. There is no right to be accompanied to a grievance investigation meeting. Where the employer fails to allow the employee to be accompanied to a grievance hearing and the individual subsequently brings a claim in the Employment Tribunal, this failure in itself attracts a separate award of compensation. See:
G3: Acknowledgement of grievance and invitation to grievance meeting
G7: Grievance meeting guidance
G3 – Acknowledgement of Grievance and Invitation to Grievance Meeting
G7 – Grievance Meeting Guidance
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