What is a Grievance?
A grievance is a formal complaint made by an employee. Employers will normally respond by conducting an investigation in accordance with their Grievance Procedure, including meeting with the employee, obtaining all the relevant information, reviewing documents and interviewing witnesses.
If the grievance is not upheld the employee should be given an opportunity to appeal.
Should I raise a Grievance?
Raising a grievance is usually a last resort but may be the best option if all other steps taken to resolve the problem informally have not been successful.
What can I hope to achieve by raising a Grievance?
It is important to consider what outcome you are looking for before raising a grievance and what is realistic.
Some employees may hope that a grievance will resolve the problem and improve their working life. For others it may be a prelude to a claim for Constructive Unfair Dismissal or entering into a Settlement Agreement.
Why choose OWC?
We have a great deal of experience in advising employees on raising grievances and setting out their case clearly and persuasively in writing. We can assist you throughout the grievance process in order to maximise your chances of achieving the desired outcome.
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