Reschedule a grievance appeal hearing where the employee's companion is not available at the proposed time

Key points

  • An employee is entitled to be accompanied at a grievance appeal hearing by a colleague or trade union representative of his or her choice.
  • If the employee's companion is not available at the time proposed by the employer for the grievance appeal hearing, the employee may request an alternative time.
  • Provided that the alternative time proposed by the employee is reasonable and falls within a specified time frame, the employer should reschedule the hearing.

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