How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Alice H Your Own Question
Alice H
Alice H, Solicitor Advocate
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 2850
Experience:  Partner in national law firm with 20+ years legal experience
30932268
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Alice H is online now

Can an employee refuse to attend a disciplinary hearing if

Resolved Question:

Can an employee refuse to attend a disciplinary hearing if he hasn't been given adequate time to arrange representation?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help with your question today.
In short the answer is yes; you should be given a reasonable amount of time to prepare for the hearing.
What is reasonable depends on the situation and nature of the case. An employer has to act quickly so in some situations thr notice of thr hearing may not be very long at all.
Alice H and other Employment Law Specialists are ready to help you