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It could be considered in subordination not to attend the meeting.
Unfortunately you don't have the right to hire a lawyer to represent you against the lawyer. Because you are in a union you don't have an employment contract with the employer. The union does. It is the collective agreement. For that reason the union represents you and must do so fairly.
If the union fails to represent you fairly then you can file a complaint of unfair representation with the Labour Board and could seek damages from the union.
But you could not sue your employer.
Your best next step, even though you don't want to do so is to ask for a union rep to attend the meeting with you.
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If you want to be cautious so that you keep your job then it would make sense to do all you can to satisfy them if possible.
Sitting there but not co-operating is not any better than not attending really.
You cannot be forced to participate.
But you can be dismissed if you don't.
You cannot sue your employer. The union would have to grieve. It's not constructive dismissal if the fire you. It's constructive dismissal when you quit because you feel you were driven to quit by the employer.
You cannot sue you employer no matter what happens. You are in a union and are required by law to use the grievance process. The contract is the collective agreement and it is the union and not you that is a party to it. They go after the union and the process is mandatory and restricted to the grievance process.
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