Employment – Employee. The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the interpretation of s 10 of the Employment Appeal Act 1999 in the light of the case of Toal & Hughes v GB Oils Ltd[2013] IRLR 696. Although it allowed the employee's appeal in part, it held that the tribunal had not erred in its interpretation of the Act, in finding that the employee's rights had not been infringed by the employer's refusal to allow him to be accompanied by a certain individual at a disciplinary hearing.