I work in a very small company. There are only 2 full-time employees: me and my boss. There are 2 other part-timers: one person who was hired to do the bookkeeping and another co-worker.
Yesterday my boss told me that today she is giving me a performance review. I noticed she invited the person who does the bookkeeping (who also happens to be her best friend). When I asked why this other person was invited, she replied "I've made her in charge of HR so by-the-book, she should be there."
I really have a problem with a 3rd person being present, especially since I know the review won't be favorable since my boss and I don't really get along.
Do I have any rights to request that only my boss and I are present?
Hopefully somebody can respond today since my review is late this afternoon.