If an employee has a concern or complaint concerning something or someone in the workplace, they may choose to raise a formal grievance.
Many grievances can be resolved informally, however, if this is not possible, an employee may consider raising a formal grievance. Dealing with a grievance effectively is vital, seeking an early resolution to the matter before it deteriorates, costs you time and money, or results in a potential Tribunal claims
Less serious grievances can lead to ill-feeling and loss of efficiency within a team, so it is an important process for employers to ensure they are getting right.
What is a grievance?
A grievance can be any concern, problem or complaint that an employee raises with the employer.
Most grievances are covered by the Acas Code of Practice on grievance procedures. Failure to adhere to the Code could result in the Tribunal increasing the employee’s compensation by up to 25%.
Our employment grievances advice
To ensure we meet the needs of each employer and their unique situation we provide bespoke advice on how to deal with grievances in the workplace and seek an early resolution. Our advice on grievances includes:
- Drafting grievance procedures
- Applying the Acas Code of Practice
- Dealing with tricky grievance situations, including where disciplinary action is being taken or where there are cross-grievances
- Grievance meetings and outcomes
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As dedicated employment law solicitors we have built a strong reputation, with clients often commenting on our ‘exceptional’ service and commitment to going the extra mile. Working with you to understand your needs and creating bespoke advice in a cost-effective manner.
We are recognised by leading legal directory, The Legal 500, which notes in particular our ‘strong track record for contentious work’ and the work of Stephen Jennings, our head of team, delivering clear results.