Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
What do you specifically want to know about this please? Please note I am mobile today so may not be able to reply until later today thanks
Many thanks for your patience. In a formal disciplinary hearing you only have the right to bring in a colleague or a trade union representative,. If you are not a member if a union yet, it is highly unlikely you can join one now and still get a union rep as part of your membership as unions usually need you to have been a member for a minimum period of time before you get that benefit.
So you would either have to stick with a colleague, or if you want, you can also consider ‘hiring’ a union rep even if you are not in a union, similar to ‘pay as you go’ arrangement. These organisations offer such a service:
Does this answer your query?
Hello, I see you have read my response to your query. Could you please let me know if it has answered your original question? You can simply reply on here with a quick ‘Yes, thanks’ and I won’t bother you again. Thank you
No worries at all and thanks for replying. Whilst the matter is still internal, you can only have a colleague or trade union rep (including the ones you can hire as mentioned earlier). Only once your employment has terminated (if it ends up that way), can you engage a solicitor to get involved. Whether you do so is up to you, considering the costs, but you do not legally need one so the decision is yours.
Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
I can't say how much they charge, it may depend on various factors so you should contact them directly to ask for a price. You can, of course, get back to me if needed, just ask for me personally and I will be able to help
All the best