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Entitlement to Legal Representation

17 March 2010 #Employment


It is usually the case that companies conducting a disciplinary/grievance procedure only allow employees the right to be accompanied by either a trade union representative or a colleague. 

However, in the case of Governors of X School v R (on application of G) & ors  the Court of Appeal held that the right to be legally represented could be triggered if the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings has a substantial impact on the employee`s ability to practice his profession in the future.  This is because failure to allow a legal representation could infringe Article 6 of the European Constitution on Human Rights, which entitles individuals to a fair trial.

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