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in employment law, a person who accompanies a worker at a disciplinary or grievance hearing. The employer is under a duty to permit such a companion - chosen by the worker - to appear. The employer must permit the worker's companion to address the hearing in order to put the worker's case, sum up that case, respond on the worker's behalf to any view expressed at the hearing and confer with the worker during the hearing.

COMPANION, dom. rel. By 5 Edw. III., st. 5, c. 2, Sec. 1, it is declared to be high treason in any one who "doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the king, or our lady his companion," &c. See 2 Inst. 8, 9; 1 H. H. P. C. 124.

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Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; And I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatsoever state he is.
The upper dress of this personage resembled that of his companion in shape, being a long monastic mantle; but the colour, being scarlet, showed that he did not belong to any of the four regular orders of monks.
However, I am inclined to think that the commander and his companion were born in low latitudes.
Suddenly we heard a yelp and a volley of furious blasphemy from the companion hatchway, and the deformed man with the black face came up hurriedly.
His companions seemed ever to play intolerable parts.
He soon regained the spot where he and his companions [companion] had thrown off their coats, which were now gladly resumed, and, retracing their course down the peak, they safely rejoined their companions on the border of the lake.
rejoined her companion, still gazing towards the miserable object; "and if he should be ill
After a brief discussion, in which we both of us expressed our resolution of not descending into the bay until the ship's departure, I suggested to my companion that little of it as there was, we should divide the bread into six equal portions, each of which should be a day's allowance for both of us.
Only, struck by that superstitious terror which every dark and subterraneous way naturally impresses upon the mind of man, he stopped at the outside of the grotto, and waited till his companions should have assembled round him.
Again the princess glanced round at her companion with even more uneasiness in her manner and was about to add something, but Pierre interrupted her.
His companion was in the act of raising his to his lips when the ship gave a roll, his elbow caught the back of a chair, and the tumbler slipped from his fingers.
My traveling companion looks at me resignedly, with an expression of mild reproach.

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