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Acas revises guidance on disciplinary and grievance meetings

02 February 2015 #Employment


On 16 January 2015, Acas published a draft revised Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures providing new guidance relating to a worker's right to be accompanied. It confirms that an employer must agree to a worker's request to be accompanied by any chosen companion from one of the statutory categories, namely a fellow worker, trade union representative or official.

The revised Code sets out that the statutory requirement for a request by a worker to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance meeting to be "reasonable", applies to the making of the request, not to the worker's choice of companion.

The revised Code is currently awaiting Parliamentary approval.

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