Discipline and grievances

Breach of right to be accompanied

A worker may bring a claim that their employer failed, or threatened to fail, to comply with the worker's right to be accompanied to a disciplinary or grievance hearing. An employment tribunal can award a maximum of two weeks' pay if the claim succeeds (section 11(3), Employment Relations Act 1999), subject to the statutory limit on a week's pay (for which, see Week's pay). There is no minimum award.


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