If your business needs help with a grievance, or you want to know more about putting a grievance procedure in place, our employment law solicitors can help.
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A grievance is when an employee formally raises a complaint against their employer. This complaint could be in relation to pay or working conditions. It could even be in response to disciplinary proceedings or redundancy.
All employers should have their own grievance procedures. These should follow the ACAS code of practice. Employees should be told how to initiate the grievance procedure, and what happens at each stage of the process.
Putting a grievance procedure in place
Employers must take care to put a formal grievance procedure in place. As a business, it is recommended that you ask a specialist employment law solicitor to help you. This ensures that you have followed the correct processes, as outlined under the ACAS code of conduct. It also guarantees that the procedure is tailored to your business.
At Aticus Law, we can discuss your grievance procedures with you. We can help you implement a new procedure, or review an existing procedure. We can then check that you have discharged your legal duties, such as putting your grievance procedure in writing.
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Dealing with a grievance
If an employee raises a grievance, then you need to tread very carefully. As an employer, you must adhere to the procedures you have set out. If it would be unfair to continue with any disciplinary or redundancy proceedings that are underway, then you may want to delay these actions until the grievance is resolved.
As specialist employment solicitors, we act for employers across England and Wales. We can advise what to do, in the event that an employee raises a grievance. Our priority will be to resolve the complaint quickly and effectively, ensuring it does not escalate into a claim at the employment tribunal.