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Right to be represented

All employees have the right to be represented by a trade union representative. Alternatively, they can be accompanied by a work colleague not acting in a legal capacity.

The right to be represented applies at all stages and under all workforce policies, including any investigatory process.

In the case of trade union representatives, they will have the right to be represented by a full-time officer of the relevant trade union.

Find out about the roles and responsibilities of the people using our workforce policies across the NHS in Scotland.

Read about the responsibilities of your employer when processing and storing personal information linked to workforce policy processes.

View the advice and support available to help anyone with personal or workplace difficulties while involved in workforce policy processes.

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