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According to the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures, it is one of the elements of a fair disciplinary or grievance process that employers and employees should raise and deal with issues promptly and should not unreasonably delay meetings, decisions or confirmation of those decisions. In particular, in relation to grievances:
employers should arrange for a formal meeting to be held without unreasonable delay after a grievance is received, and
decisions should be communicated to the employee without unreasonable delay
For further information, see Practice Notes:
Dealing with a grievance
Acas disciplinary and grievance code—procedural requirements
Acas disciplinary and grievance code—effect of non-compliance
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