It is an unfortunate fact that tensions and strain can often arise between an employee and employer.
In such circumstances employees may elect to raise a formal grievance, and all employers should have grievance and disciplinary policies or procedures which are compliant with the Acas code on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. A failure by either party to follow the Acas code can lead to an Employment Tribunal reducing or increasing the amount of damages in any subsequent Employment Tribunal proceedings.
For employees who wish to raise a grievance with their employer we are able to advise on:
- How to raise a grievance in accordance with your employer’s procedure
- Your rights under the procedure and the Acas code
- Gathering evidence to support your grievance, including by making a data subject access request
- The drafting of a formal grievance
- How to respond to any queries raised by your employer
- How to deal with a grievance hearing
- How to appeal a grievance
In the event that your grievance fails to remedy your concerns about your employment we are able to offer advice regarding constructive dismissals.