Yes, the right to be accompanied, which applies to all employees, applies to performance meetings. This is because any action which can result in a disciplinary action, including dismissal, triggers the right to be accompanied and so the employee has the right to be accompanied by either a colleague or Trade Union representative. Where the employer fails to allow the employee to be accompanied to a disciplinary meeting and they subsequently bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal, this failure in itself attracts a separate award of compensation.
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