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Grievance and disciplinary hearings: choice of companion does not need to be reasonable

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Toal and another v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0569/13

discipline and grievance procedures | right to be accompanied | choice of companion

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held 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 companion is within one of the categories set out in s.10(3) of the Employment Relations Act 1999.