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Legally speaking, you are not entitled to take legal representation to an HR meeting with an employer. This isn't a criminal law matter where you are entitled to have representation.
You can certainly ask if the employer will allow it, but they don't have to.
Even if you were permitted to bring an attorney, this isn't a court situation so an attorney really would not have much utility. If the employer is laying people off, there isn't anything we can do as attorneys to stop an employer from reaching that decision.
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