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Many thanks for your patience. First of all there is no legal right to take anyone with you at any redundancy meetings, be it consultation ones or the final redundancy meeting. This right only applies to formal grievance and disciplinary hearings and a redundancy meeting is neither of these. Many employers do allow you to be accompanied but this is discretionary so they can refuse to allow you to bring anyone if they wanted to.
Secondly when it comes to looking for alterative employment there is a duty on them to do this, even if they do not specifically mention it. So do not necessarily assume that failing to mention it means they are not looking for any jobs within the company. This should be discussed at any consultation meetings which they should hold with you and you can ask for a progress update of the available opportunities at any time.
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You can raise a grievance with the employer or simply mention it at your consultation meeting with them – after all that is what consultation meetings are for