R (on the application of G) v Governors of X School and Y City Council  IRLR 756 SC
This decision from the Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK, is the leading decision on whether or not employers must allow employees the right to be accompanied by a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing.
In R (on the application of G) v Governors of X School and Y City Council  IRLR 756 SC, the Supreme Court held that a teaching assistant was not entitled to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing leading to dismissal, when the referral process that could lead to his appearance on a "barred list", which would end his ability to practise his profession, was entirely separate and distinct.
The Supreme Court has held that it was not a breach of a teaching assistant's human rights to refuse him the right to be accompanied by a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing to address an allegation of acting inappropriately towards a pupil.
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