Grievance procedure
Grievance procedure

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Grievance procedure

  1. 1

    Purpose and scope of the procedure

    1. 1.1

      Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that employees raise with their employers. Grievances may relate to, amongst other things, terms and conditions of employment, health and safety, work relations, new working practices, organisational changes, equal opportunities[ and bullying and harassment].[ If the grievance relates to discrimination, bullying, harassment[ or whistleblowing] you should refer to the [discrimination AND/OR bullying and harassment AND/OR whistleblowing] policies which set out the procedure to be followed in those circumstances and which are obtainable from [specify contact].]

    2. 1.2

      We will try to resolve, as quickly as possible, any grievance you may have about your employment. This procedure is open to any employee who has a grievance about their employment and is the procedure which you should adopt if you wish to bring a formal grievance. Where appropriate, you should first seek to resolve grievances informally with the person to whom you immediately report. If a grievance cannot be resolved informally, or it is inappropriate to do so, you should raise it formally as set out below.

    3. 1.3

      None of the provisions in this policy and procedure are contractual but it conforms to the requirements set out in the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and