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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

 

Excellent, speedy & professional help. Thank you Katie!

Mr J, Chesterfield

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 M, Old Tupton

Banner Jones were really helpful, friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate in using again.

Mrs C, Chesterfield

Very professional and showed empathy throughout.

Mr B, Walton

Could not have had a better service. Many Thanks

Mr H, Sheffield

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.

Mrs H, Chesterfield

Professional yet personal & understanding. Excellent service

Mr P, Chesterfield

Katie is understanding, considerate and very kind and thoughtful in her manner.

Mrs L, Old Tupton

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 R, Clay Cross

It was a real pleasure to meet with Katie Ash; she made my “getting legal advice” simple, straightforward with compassion yet professional.

Mr P, Rise Park

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. Richard Kay, Operations Manager, Stagecoach East Midlands

We’re really grateful for the work you did for us. 10 out of 10!

Mr & Mrs S, Bridlington

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.

Mr C, Dronfield

Brilliant service, kept well informed all the way through the process. Would definitely recommend.

Miss H, Nottinghamshire

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 D, Chesterfield

Cannot fault the service, efficient, prompt and cautious. Matters explained very well and clearly. Pleasantly surprised.

Mr & Mrs D, Mansfield

Service provided was excellent. All the staff were very helpful, considerate and professional. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

Mr W, Nottinghamshire

I have always experienced complete satisfaction with Banner Jones and their services over the last 15 years.

Mr & Mrs R, Sheffield

A very pleasant experience in very unpleasant circumstances. Katie was on the ball, whereas my employer wasn't. Thank you Katie!

Miss M, Sheffield

Very efficient, friendly, personable and excellent service.

Mr F, Bolsover

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.

Ms H, Nottinghamshire

Excellent service from Sara Patel at Banner Jones. Thank you for the stress free way you helped me.

Mr S, Newbold

The service and information provided by Sara and the company has been friendly, professional and helped close my case swiftly.

Mr B, 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

Ms P, Chesterfield

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. 

Ms G, Sheffield

Great service.

Mr C, 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.

Mr M, Sheffield

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