Hello, I am unsure as to whether there is a correct answer to my question, but if an employee request a formal meeting face to face, can an employer decline and opt for a teleconference? My question relates to requesting of a formal meeting of my employer with all parties involved in a complaint that has escalated to disciplinary action. I emailed head office and requested the meeting giving 1 weeks notice of my intention to hold this meeting. The HR manager feels it is a waste of HR resources to attend as does the state manager, as it requires driving some 50mins from head office. The HR manager also stated that he would refer it to an associate to handle even though he wrote in an email some weeks before that he invited me to a meeting to discuss the issues. The state manager attends the branch to speak to the branch manager all the time. I can see no valid reason for management to refuse my request other than not to answer my questions. Issues related to miscommunication has been a key point in the disciplinary action taken against me with no formal interview. I feel a face to face meeting will make all parties aware of the issues and be able to reach a resolution quicker. A teleconference is both impersonal and information can be lost in the transmission. Is the request unreasonable?