A principal or other administrator is not required to inform the employee of his/her Weingarten rights; it is the employees responsibility to make the request. When the employee makes the request for a union representative to be present, a principal has three options:
(2) to call off the interview or,
(3) to tell the employee that he or she will call off the interview unless the employee voluntarily gives up his/her rights to a union representative (an option the emplovee should always refuse.)
While the interview is in progress, representatives cannot tell employees what to say, but they may advise how to answer a question. At the end of the interview the union representative can add information to support the employee's case.