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Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
How much time do you need to respond? Please note this is not always an instant service and I may not be able to reply immediately. However, rest assured that I am dealing with your question and will get back to you today. Thanks
Thanks but how much time do you realistically need to respond to the employer?
Without the requested information, I can only provide you with the following general response, which will hopefully still answer your query. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
By law, there is no minimum period of time you are allowed to consider the issues before replying, or attending a meeting on them. That would depend on your contract, or any relevant policy, assuming they actually mention anything on this subject.
If you do not believe that you have been given sufficient time to consider the issues, then you can ask the company for an extension in time and hope that they consent. If they do not, there is nothing stopping them from proceeding with this even if you are not in attendance.
In general, however, 5 days is not an unreasonable amount of time and a couple of days minimum would be expected.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.