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Generally in these circumstances it is unwise and unnecessary to involve an attorney as it makes it seem as though you have something to hide. You have the right to have a union rep present at the hearing. The union rep will be protecting your interests, making sure that you properly under the questions you are asked and that the questions are appropriate and relevant to the issue at hand. Should any disciplinary action actually be taken against you, it may be prudent to hire an attorney at that later point in time.
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That would typically be the best approach in terms of sticking with the union rep now and retaining counsel if this disciplinary action progresses further.
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