You may be surprised to learn that when attending meetings with your employer you are only entitled to be accompanied by a work colleague or a trade union representative.
In addition, you may be surprised to learn that the right to be accompanied only extends to disciplinary or grievance hearings, and not for example investigation meetings or consultation meetings in a redundancy process. However, some employers may offer the opportunity to be accompanied by a work colleague or trade union representative in meetings which do not strictly meet the definition of a disciplinary or grievance hearing.
Even though there is a right to be accompanied in disciplinary and grievance meetings, many employees will not have a representative in the meeting, either because they are not members of trade unions or because they fear subjecting their work colleagues to victimisation if they were to accompany them in meetings with their employer.
The good news for employees faced with this sort of dilemma is that you do not have to be a member of a trade union to have a trade union representative, and our team are delighted to be able to refer you to a professional trade union representative who will accompany and you represent you in meetings with your employer.
The trade union representatives that we work with can help you at a time when you most need it by:
- Presenting your case
- Asking questions of your employer and their witnesses
- Ensuring the process is followed correctly
- Ensuring that you do not say anything that would jeopardise your position
Mr J, Chesterfield
Excellent, speedy & professional help. Thank you Katie!
Mrs M, Old Tupton
Extremely pleasant and friendly receptionist. My intention was to ring around several solicitors to get quotes, but after speaking to receptionist was happy to book an appointment.
Mrs C, Chesterfield
Banner Jones were really helpful, friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate in using again.
Mr B, Walton
Very professional and showed empathy throughout.
Mr H, Sheffield
Could not have had a better service. Many Thanks
Mrs H, Chesterfield
I recently used Katie Ash for an employment settlement agreement. I found her to be very knowledgeable, friendly and she explained points clearly, and used understandable language.
Mr P, Chesterfield
Professional yet personal & understanding. Excellent service
Mrs L, Old Tupton
Katie is understanding, considerate and very kind and thoughtful in her manner.
Mr R, Clay Cross
Straightforward explanation of each section of the settlement agreement with ample opportunity to ask questions and have “plain English” discussion. An open and friendly, but professional manner was evident from the advisor.
Mr P, Rise Park
It was a real pleasure to meet with Katie Ash; she made my “getting legal advice” simple, straightforward with compassion yet professional.
Mr. Richard Kay, Operations Manager, Stagecoach East Midlands
We have used Banner Jones for employment advice for over 20 years and the team have always found the best approach to resolve our problem
Mr & Mrs S, Bridlington
We’re really grateful for the work you did for us. 10 out of 10!
Mr C, Dronfield
Very easy to make appointments, very personal service from all people at Banner Jones, my solicitor was very friendly and put me at ease. If I needed a solicitor again, Banner Jones would be the first on my list.
Miss H, Nottinghamshire
Brilliant service, kept well informed all the way through the process. Would definitely recommend.
Mr D, Chesterfield
I was so impressed with Katie’s advice. She was very professional, to the point and helped me in what was a very difficult situation. Her advice gave me the confidence I needed and was a real boost.
Mr & Mrs D, Mansfield
Cannot fault the service, efficient, prompt and cautious. Matters explained very well and clearly. Pleasantly surprised.
Mr W, Nottinghamshire
Service provided was excellent. All the staff were very helpful, considerate and professional. I would highly recommend to friends and family.
Mr & Mrs R, Sheffield
I have always experienced complete satisfaction with Banner Jones and their services over the last 15 years.
Miss M, Sheffield
A very pleasant experience in very unpleasant circumstances. Katie was on the ball, whereas my employer wasn't. Thank you Katie!
Mr F, Bolsover
Very efficient, friendly, personable and excellent service.
Ms H, Nottinghamshire
Once again an excellent service. A friendly, professional and reliable. I was put at ease straight away and felt I could ask anything however big or small.
Mr S, Newbold
Excellent service from Sara Patel at Banner Jones. Thank you for the stress free way you helped me.
Mr B, Chesterfield
The service and information provided by Sara and the company has been friendly, professional and helped close my case swiftly.
Mr H, Old Whittington
I recently needed to find a solicitors to assist with an employment matter, and from the first contact at reception through to my final dealings with Katie Ash, I found the company and all those I came in contact with to be extremely professional and more than competent in all aspects of the proceedings. The service from Katie was exceptional.
Mrs M, Old Tupton
Katie from Banner Jones was not only realistic but supportive and proactive to reach a satisfactory outcome for us.
I would like to put on record and to thank you for the manner in which you dealt with this claim, being both highly professional whilst at the same time showing real empathy.
The outcome was very much along the lines we expected, but at least I got some personal satisfaction from pursuing the matter-- and he got the monies which were properly owed to him.
Ms B, Dunston
If I need any legal advice in the future I will be using Banner Jones.
Ms P, Chesterfield
Sara has been amazing throughout the process and I can’t thank her enough. Very professional, always few steps ahead of everything, making sure my case is being taken care of. Sara has been an amazing support on every level, I couldn’t have gone through it without her, she has been my rock. It was a pleasure working with her, I had total trust in her
Miss P, Nottingham
Sara has been amazing throughout the process and I can’t thank her enough. Very professional, always a few steps ahead of everything, making sure my case is being taken care of. Sara has been an amazing support on every level, I couldn’t have gone through it without her, she has been my rock. It was a pleasure working with her, I had total trust in her.
Ms G, Sheffield
Sara saw me at short notice and gave me excellent advice. She was able to negotiate with my employer to secure a favourable outcome. She worked very quickly and left me reassured that I was in very safe hands.
Mr A, Sheffield
The service and help I recieved from Sara Ellison at Banner Jones was a new experience for me. I would recommend. Banner Jones are the very best.
I remain grateful for your effort, patience and the support you have offered me over the last few months.
Mr C, Sheffield
Miss M, Staveley
Very informative and thorough.
Mr & Mrs B, Warsop
katie was lovely, friendly and explained everything very well to us.
Mr P, Chesterfield
The service provided and advice was very useful and explained clearly to myself. The knowledge of my solicitor helped secure a positive outcome in my case. Thank You
Mr M, Sheffield
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your recent assistance with an employment matter. I would also like to give you feedback on some of my thoughts on my experience. Having found myself with an issue which was clearly very serious and a very short time scale to resolve it, I was extremely stressed and upset by the time I came to seek assistance. I had the good fortune to find your company on the internet and within a few short hours I was on the phone directly with yourself.
You were so professional and reassuring and immediately took ownership of the situation and within 24 hours you had resolved the issues to the satisfaction of all concerned. I realise that you had to spend time on the phone, late into the evening, but with the tight time scale it was necessary and I am very grateful that you would do this at such short notice.
On a personal note your human and engaging style on the phone not only helped me from a legal point of view but provided the deepest level of support during a very distressing experience and as I have said i am lucky to have found you.