I'm sorry, you obviously have a problem, but I'm not sure what it is. However I gather that you work for a company and for some reason were called to a meeting with the HR department.
You also appear to have some condition that requires you to have a support person. I'm pleased that such a person is available for you. But the fact that your company blocked the presence of your support person when you needed them, at that meeting, seems improper.
However I'm unable to add anything further because I have no idea what we are talking about, sorry.
Could the organisation who appointed or pays your support person assist? Could your Doctor help?
no you have a problem How rude can anyone be? Yes I should of put it in question form but didn't. Why do you assume I have a condition that requires help? Why do I need a doctors help? You do not need to know why I was called into a HR meeting. Simply I was asking why a support person can be refused to be in the meeting because they are not an employee of the same organisation as I am. How would you like it if someone replied to you that you needed help mentally. Basically this is what you are implying Good luck with your cynical condition All the best with your doctor and goodbye to this useless forum
oh chill pill kiddies.
Xavier - I think old Joe was simply wanting to know what the meeting was about. it is hard to give advice with scant detail.
Depending on the size of the organisation that you work for, they should have a policy. You're entitled to ask for that policy. Basically, you're entitled to know your rights.
That said, I reckon there could be a range of reasons why the employer refused. But again, without knowing the specifics of the situation it is hard to give advice.
I know that my employer has very good policies around handling complaints and part of that policy is that a support person must be either a solicitor OR an employee, or a representative from the union... So not my mum or by best mate.
[QUOTE=Xavier22] no you have a problem How rude can anyone be?[/QUOTE]
Sorry no intention of causing offence, when you said you had a support person I assumed that it was due to a medical condition. Apparently I was wrong.
However because of your caustic response to me I have decided to withdraw from this forum, I will no longer be in a position to be (unintentionally) rude to you or anyone else.
So folks if you want some help with legal problems, just keep your fingers crossed someone else comes along, or go to a solicitor and pay for the help.
I understand if you don't want to divulge details on an open forum, however if you want any thing like a considered opinion, you will have to provide at minimum enough detail about the parties involved & their roles to establish what may be the issue.
I therefore recommend you take your question to Fairwork Australia who can hear the details in confidence & give you advice.
You're assumptions & subsequent attack on citizen joe was uncalled for.... He has been a valued member who has given much valuable advice to those seeking it. He, along with all members here volunteer their own time to assist where possible... A little hard with the lack of detail in your question, & considering you had no intention of expanding on it, probably a silly place to ask it..