HomeAngela ConstanceDefend the Right to be Accompanied at Job Centre Interviews
  • Adam Lotun October 3, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Whenever my attendance as an Advocate is queried, I state that I am acting as a McKenzie Friend to assist & support the claimant as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010.
    After making this statement to the individual or panel that have called for attendance of the claimant, and despite having already made and agreed attendance previously in writing by the claimant, I have never been refused to continue to Advocate for the claimant.

  • Terminator October 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Locking someone in could be illegal detention as you were not going to leave the area before the police arrived and would have talked to them. The person you were advocating for should have refused to answer any questions until the person they want as an advocate joins them. The job centre and DWP just like to bully everyone but every time I go in the job centre I go equiped to record as all my forms have one phrase on them and always will: All verbal communication will be audio recorded. If they don’t want recording then they have on one option don’t ask me to attend it’s that simple

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