Called to a meeting with management?

Posted on
February 9, 2021
Social Community and Disability Sector

Know your rights!

Members called to a meeting with management often contact us wanting to know what to do. Knowing your rights can make a big difference, so here are some things you should know.
All employees’ rights when asked to attend a meeting with management:

  • You have the right to ask what the meeting is about.
  • Before you go into the meeting you have the right to know what will be discussed.
  • You have the right to have another person with you. Depending on the circumstances this could be your union delegate, worksite committee member, colleague or HACSU organiser.
  • You have the right to change a meeting time or date, so someone is available to go with you.
  • You have the right to make notes and ask questions during the meeting.
  • If there’s a written complaint concerning you, you generally have the right to know the details before the meeting. Your employer must give you reasonable time to read and understand the complaint before you submit a response.
  • If you’re asked to sign a document, you have the right to a copy of that document.


Remind your workmates they need to be part of the union to have their voices heard alongside yours. It’s easy to join, just visit or call 1300 880 032. If you need advice or support or want more info, simply phone or email us.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector