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Does the employer have to provide an employee with a copy of a statement made about him in another employee's grievance meeting?

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Published on LexisPSL on 13/03/2017

The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Does the employer have to provide an employee with a copy of a statement made about him in another employee's grievance meeting?

Does the employer have to provide an employee with a copy of a statement made about him in another employee's grievance meeting?

Where an employee raises a grievance about another employee, there is no specific legal requirement that the employer must provide the second employee with copies of statements made by the employee bringing the grievance (or by other employees) in connection with the grievance. However, the employer will need to consider the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures, which applies:

  1. to any disciplinary action taken by an employer, and

  2. to a written grievance brought by an employee

For further information, see Practice Note: Acas disciplinary and grievance code—application.

An employment tribunal is entitled to take the Code of Practice into account when determining relevant claims. Further, in proceedings to which the Code applies, any unreasonable failure to follow it could affect compensation awarded as follows:

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