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nervousemployee · 05/11/2018 07:13

Not an AIBU.. but posting for traffic. Also posted in employment but I'm thinking I might get more responses here.

I could be panicking about nothing, but something doesn't feel right.

I've NC.

I work for a medium sized company. My role involves visiting my customers at their place of work. But I am based from my home.

On Friday my boss called and asked me to go to a meeting in a different part of the country (an hour or so from where I normally work) on Monday morning (today).

This is unusual, because of the short notice and where the meeting is. Also because the calendar invite doesn't have any information about the meeting, just states it's me and my manager and he's put it as private in his calendar.

I could be massively reading into this the wrong way. But I've just got a bad feeling about it.

What notice do I need to be given if this is about redundancy? Or investigation or disciplinary? Are they allowed to lie about what the meeting is about and get me there on false pretences?

I've just found out I'm pregnant, I haven't told work yet and I'm really stressed because of this.

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Pigsears · 05/11/2018 07:26

congrats on the pregnancy.

Could you ask what the meeting is about to prep- and also who the meeting is with (to know what the dress code is?). I would give him a call and ask this and you might be able to judge based on his answers.

Trust your gut.

There are all sorts of nuances and rules around disciplinary and redundancy etc I don't know what they all are. But if that is reason for the meeting, keep a level head. Try not to get emotional. Write everything down. As what the next steps are.

I hope all goes well.

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smashedavocadoontoast · 05/11/2018 07:31

Surely they wouldn’t make you travel an hour away to tell you that sort of news? Hope it doesn’t go the way you are thinking and congratulations on your pregnancy.

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Alfie190 · 05/11/2018 07:38

They should not be springing either an investigation or a discuplinary on you. You should get notice of that in writing, I dont know about a time limit, but it sgould nit be an ambush, as this would be. I would think any medium sized employer eould know this so i would rule that out.

If redundancies are to happen, there would be a consultation process first. I dont believe you would get notice of the start of a consultation process.

Where is this meeting? Is it HO or where your manager is based? Have there been issues that have made you wonder if it could be investigation / disciplinary? As I mention, I don’t think it eould be either, but is there anything yu think your boss might need to have an informal chat to you about?

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AmazingHotelHelp · 05/11/2018 08:03

Good luck today. As others have said keep calm

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nervousemployee · 05/11/2018 08:06

Its near head office.

He asked me to do something recently which he didn't ask anyone else in the team to do. Actually something we've been told not to do. This was a few months ago and put me on edge. At the time he put my mind at ease but now I'm unsure about that situation again.

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Bunnybigears · 05/11/2018 08:09

If its a formal meeting of any redundancy or disciplinary type you have to have written notice so you can bring a union rep if you want to.

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Unexpectedbaby · 05/11/2018 08:16

I'm facing redundancy for the second time in a year.

Anything investigation or redundancy wise you have to be given written notice before a meeting. You need to be given the chance to have a representative attend with you for support, be that a colleague or a union member of applicable.

If it is anything to do with either of these things it won't be official at all. Good luck I hope it goes ok today.

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aibutohavethisusername · 05/11/2018 17:05

How did the meeting go?

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tiggerkid · 05/11/2018 18:48

What notice do I need to be given if this is about redundancy?

In theory, the meeting could be to give you notice related to redundancy but hopefully your manager wouldn't be so nasty as to make you travel God knows where to do that!

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