As this case shows, employees with less than one year's service can still claim unfair dismissal if the principal reason for their dismissal is that they accompanied, or sought to accompany, colleagues at disciplinary or grievance hearings.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on grievances.
Line manager briefing looking at grievances, including the effective management of grievances and the practicalities of dealing with grievances.
Practical guidance on how to deal with a worker's right to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing, including the choice of companion; union representatives; and requests for legal representation.
Good practice guidance discussing handling grievances, both formally and informally, including information on the structure of a grievance procedure, who should handle grievances, attitudes towards grievances and conducting grievance hearings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the right to be accompanied at grievance hearings.