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Has the individual requested this to be done face to face, or are they not aware of the situation as yet?
Hello, not sure if you saw my initial query above - Has the individual requested this to be done face to face, or are they not aware of the situation as yet?
Hi sorry yes I thought I had replied - they are not aware yet
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Thank you. There is no legal requirements for consultation meetings to be carried out in person as long as this is done in a meaningful way and the usual topics are discussed (e.g. reasons for redundancy, offers of suitable alternative employment, etc). So it is possible to conduct the consultations over the phone, ensuring you give the employee the opportunity to discuss any issues they may have and in general try to treat the discussions as if they were being carried out in person. But legally, it makes no difference.
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