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Hello and thank you for your question.
Calling a meeting of this sort is not illegal for an employer, however it has no particular legal status. Employers can discipline or dismiss staff if circumstances reasonably warrant and holding meetings of this sort is simply a way to show that the employer is behaving reasonably in having a process to raise concerns with staff and to give them a right of reply to allegations. Having had such a meeting, however, does not of itself allow the employer to dismiss or take disciplinary action, if such results it will still be a question of fact as to whether or not the issues complained of warrant the dismissal or disciplinary action that the employer ultimately decides to impose.If the matter relates to a simple and rare oversight on the part of an employee, in some context that is not business crucial or a safety issue, such would ordinarily not warrant a dismissal or perhaps any disciplinary action at all, and it may be that this process is just designed to convince the employee that this is an issue the employer considers important.
I would recommend your friend take a support person if only to be a witness as to what was said, but ultimately it is not the meeting itself which warrants concern or legal action, it will be what action the employer takes, if any, for what appears to be a minor issue.
I trust the above assists your understanding.
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