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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What is the disciplinary for?
I had already went through an investigation proceedure and the disciplinary action is for a) Administering a travel vaccination that the client already had and a) Not completing an incident form and b) not reporting the incident to my line manager
When you attend a disciplinary hearing in the workplace you will not be allowed legal representation. All you can rely on in terms of a companion is a colleague or a trade union representative. As far as union reps go, you would obviously need to be a member of a union to be able to use them to provide someone who can accompany you. So you would have to consider joining some union to do this. The issue is that some may not be able to provide you with representation unless you have been a member for a minimum period of time, or have a certain level of membership. These will vary from one union to another and it is something that needs to be agreed with them, depending on their terms
I was not aware legal representation was not allowed in a disciplinary case in the workplace. I have already investigated the unions and I am aware of their terms and conditions. Some you need to be a member for at least 4 weeks before representation can be provided.
Is there any other options for representation or is everything already addressed in your above answers?
by law (sections 10-15 of the Employment Relations Act 1999) all you are allowed in terms of representation is a trade union representative or a colleague
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