Do employees have the right to be accompanied at meetings under a redundancy procedure?

There is no statutory right for employees to be accompanied at meetings under a redundancy procedure. However, if an employee dismissed for redundancy brings an unfair dismissal claim, the tribunal will look at whether or not the employer operated a fair procedure in carrying out the dismissal. With this in mind, it is good practice for employers to allow employees to be accompanied at meetings under their redundancy procedure, as it demonstrates an intention to act fairly.