I just need a little advice on what is required for my defence at an investigation meeting into a alleged serious

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Customer: I just need a little advice on what is required for my defence at an investigation meeting into a alleged serious misconduct between myself, the accused, and the complainant. We both work at the same business.
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: I have been in contact with a lawyer. However I haven't been able to contact him again. The incident took place on Thursday just gone, and I am suspended at this time. My employer wants an investigation meeting on Monday 17th and I feel unprepared.
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: No.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I need to know if I get the chance to say my side of what happened before this meeting. As I haven't been asked my side to offer it as yet. I haven't spoken to work about it at all
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read your question
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You should firmly insist that you need to explain your side of what happened, and tell the investigators that you have the right to explain and want to do so
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