I'm sure this has been asked many times before but I can't seem to find any historical posts. I'm not looking for a slating so please resist. What are the rules when you are told that you absolutely MUST and WILL attend a leaving function, at your own expense, but you really don't want to attend? Two questions - is telling you to attend a function at your own expense, and outside of the 'normal working day', a legal order? Secondly - what can they do (officially) if you outright refuse to attend? Many thanks.