If an employee is suspended on full pay during a disciplinary investigation, can he or she insist that the employer communicate through his or her representative?

An employee does not have the right to insist that the employer communicate through a representative where he or she is suspended during a disciplinary investigation. Employers are under a duty to conduct an investigation in a fair and reasonable manner and should therefore consider any request to communicate through a representative. There may be situations where it would be reasonable to allow the request, for example where the charge against the employee may involve criminal repercussions.