Rearrange an appeal hearing regarding the refusal of a statutory request in relation to study or training
- Where an employee appeals against the refusal of a statutory request in relation to study or training, the employer must usually invite the employee to attend an appeal hearing to take place within 14 days of receipt of the appeal. The employee has the right to be accompanied at this hearing by a fellow worker.
- Where the employee's chosen companion is not available at the time proposed by the employer, it must rearrange the appeal hearing to a time proposed by the employee provided that this meets certain criteria.
- There may be other unforeseen circumstances where it is necessary to reschedule the appeal hearing.