From time to time, issues and disputes may arise in the employment context. If you are unable to resolve the issue informally, you can make a formal grievance complaint.
Our employment solicitors are adept at assisting employees throughout their workplace disputes including drafting the grievance, preparing for the meeting and negotiating a resolution directly with the employer.
Your employer should have a formal grievance procedure that is in writing. You should be able to find this either in your employment contract, employment handbook, company intranet or human resources department. The procedure should be designed to help deal with any formal grievances relating to your employment fairly and without unreasonable delay. They should aim to investigate any formal grievance, hold a meeting to discuss it with you, inform you in writing of the outcome, and give you a right of appeal if you are not satisfied.
You can also find further guidance on how to manage the grievance procedure by reading the ACAS Code of Practice – Discipline and Grievance Procedures. This is statutory guidance to help both you and your employer to fairly resolve grievances.
Our Employment Advice Services
Our specialist Employment solicitors can help you by: –
- Advising you on the legal position of your issue or dispute,
- Drafting your grievance letter and collating the evidence you will rely upon in support;
- Advising you of what to expect from the grievance procedure, the rights you have and what outcome you might expect to achieve, and
- If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your formal grievance, we can advise you about making a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
We are able to offer very competitive rates and fixed fee packages for our work. All our initial advice is provided by qualified solicitors and offered for free, so please call us on 0844 800 9860 or request a call back through our website.