A grievance is a concern, problem or complaint that an employee has about something work related, for example being bullied or discriminated against by a colleague or being unhappy about a particular working practice or health and safety issue.
All employees have the right to raise a grievance at any time. Usually this is done in writing and should explain the problem, giving examples or any other information that will help your employer understand your concerns. Your employer should treat it as a formal complaint and may invite you to a meeting to discuss your concerns and investigate them further.
How can we help you?
We can advise you on how to raise a grievance with your employer, what it should say and answer any queries you may have during the grievance investigation. If your employer does not offer to take steps to address your concerns and you remain unhappy then you might consider resigning from your position. You should not do so without taking specialist advice to make sure that you are in the best possible position should it become necessary to bring a claim against your employer.
Alternatively, the grievance process may lead to discussions with your employer about a settlement either to enable you to continue to work within the business or for your employment to come to an end on mutually agreeable terms and we can assist with these negotiations or undertake them on your behalf.