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Can an employee refuse to attend a disciplinary hearing if

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Can an employee refuse to attend a disciplinary hearing if he hasn't been given adequate time to arrange representation?
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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.
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