If your problems cannot be resolved at an informal meeting between you and your employer, you may wish to raise an official grievance.
The employment law solicitors at Farleys will be happy to provide legal advice and guidance regarding the employee grievance procedure, ensuring you are fully aware of the various steps available to employees who feel they have been mistreated by their employer.
To speak to an employee grievance solicitor regarding the grievances process, contact Farleys employment law team on 0333 331 5294 or email us and a solicitor will get back to you.
Raising a Grievance
Whilst there is no legally binding process that both employers and employees must follow in order to raise a grievance, there is an Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Code of Practice which applies to disciplinary and grievance procedures. The code sets out a series of principles that should be followed by both employee and employer, in order to ensure both adhere to a reasonable standard of behaviour during the grievance process.
Standard employee grievance procedure is as follows:
- Write a letter to your employer setting out the details of your grievance.
- Your employer will invite you to a meeting to discuss your grievance or grievances. This will only occur after a reasonable amount of time has passed, in which the employer has had chance to consider the points you have raised.
- You will have the chance to appeal your employer’s decision, typically in writing, and you will be invited to an appeal meeting.
- You will be informed of your employer’s final decision regarding your grievance.
If you are unhappy with the results of an employee grievance procedure, you may wish to consider taking your dispute before an employment tribunal.