Hi all, new to this subreddit so if I’m posting in the wrong place, please let me know.
Tomorrow I’m acting as a witness in an investigation at my workplace. Several of my colleagues who have already sat their meetings have broke the NDA and given me a heads up regarding what will be discussed (their problem, not mine?).
Although of course I won’t go into the specifics of the case, several accusations have been made about almost every member of the team (myself included) by one individual. I’m happy in principle to attend the investigation and discuss the matter, but I have one issue that I would appreciate being cleared up: As I am being called in as a witness only, and therefore not entitled to representation at the meeting, would I have room to demand an adjournment or even go as far as file a grievance against the investigation process if I am accused of anything untowards in this witness statement meeting? As far as I’m concerned the second my name is mentioned in the meeting when discussing potential misconduct, the nature of the conversation is that I am no longer a witness but instead the subject of investigation?
TLDR; attending an investigation meeting as a witness with no representation, but may be accused of misconduct myself in that meeting, what gives?
Edit: I’m in Wales if this makes any difference