Support person for an employee

The role of a support person is to provide emotional support during meetings about workplace matters. This includes meetings involving:

  • general workplace operational matters
  • performance discussions and reviews
  • change in management discussions

A support person can:

  • provide emotional support and reassurance for employee
  • observe the proceedings, assist with clarifying the process and take notes
  • quietly prompt or advise the employee, including requesting a break if needed

A support person will respect and maintain confidentiality at all times. 

IR Advocates can support employees in meetings and provide advice as required.