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HR tip: Companion at informal warning

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These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.


Question:
"Is an employee entitled to be accompanied at a meeting at which an informal warning is to be given?"

HR tip:
No, provided there is no chance that a formal warning might be given. However, you would be wise to allow a companion if the employee is likely to find the interview difficult because of, for example, extreme nervousness, or poor understanding of English. This would be very much in your interest because you want the warning to be effective.

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