Roberts v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0177/13
Reports relating to this case:
Disciplinary and grievance hearings: No statutory requirement for choice of companion to be reasonable
- 10 July 2014
In Roberts v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0177/13, the EAT held that there is no statutory requirement for a worker's choice of companion at a disciplinary hearing to be reasonable. Provided that the companion fulfils the statutory definition, the employer is not entitled to reject the worker's choice.
Disciplinary and grievance hearings: EAT reiterates that employers should not veto employee's choice of companion
- 20 December 2013
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held for the second time in 2013 that there is no requirement for an employee's request to be accompanied by a particular companion to a discipline or grievance meeting to be reasonable, provided the chosen person meets the definition of a companion in the Employment Relations Act 1999.