A grievance procedure is a way of an employee raising concerns about a situation at work; it might be working conditions or an incident with another employee or a line manager. It can be raised informally or through a formal procedure.
A formal grievance procedure would involve the employee setting out the details of their complaint in writing and then being invited to a meeting with their employer to discuss it. The employer should investigate the issues you raise before making a decision. There should also be a right to appeal the decision. If you are still unhappy at the end of the process, you might want to take the dispute to an Employment Tribunal.
At Else Solicitors we can help you put forward the strongest case of any grievance to your employer with the objective of preserving the employment relationship and settling the matter to your satisfaction without the need to issue a claim.
Disciplinary proceedings can be taken against employees when their employer believes there is a case for action over poor performance or misconduct. Serious cases – such as allegations of gross misconduct – can lead to dismissal.