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Has an employee issued proceedings against your company?
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Thank you for your response. As this is not my area, I will opt out for another expert. Thanks
Hi, thinking about this a bit more actually, are you appearing as a formal witness? How has your name been mentioned in court documentation so far?
ok in that case there should be no issue. As far as the court is concerned they do not even know about you - you may be the owner of the company but that does not mean that you are formally required to attend. The claim is against the company, therefore it will be legally responsible by itself. Any agent or representative of the company can attend to be 'the face' of the company and that could be anyone as long as they are nominated by the company. So if you are happy for the employee to attend then they are free to do so as the company's representative and no specific permission is required. The only time permission would be required is if they are going to act as an official witness and provide a witness statement, but have not been nominated as one and their evidence had not been disclosed to the other party, however that does not appear to be the case here.
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