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Bringing a Grievance

Your relationship with your employer is such an important one, but it might not always be plain sailing. You may have problems or concerns in your workplace that cannot be resolved with an informal chat, such as unfair pay or working conditions, discrimination or harassment.

If you want to make a formal grievance, our professional lawyers can provide you with expert advice, support and guidance on:

  • Understanding your employer’s grievance procedure
  • Making your complaint in writing
  • Preparing for the formal grievance meeting
  • Appealing against your employer’s decision after the meeting

In dealing with a grievance, both you and your employer should follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance. These are the minimum standards required, and your employer may well have its own grievance procedure that it must stick to in dealing with your complaint. If it fails to follow the ACAS guidelines, and you later bring a claim – for example for discrimination or unfair dismissal – the Employment Tribunal can increase the compensation awarded to you by 25 per cent. However, if you fail to follow the correct procedures then any compensation may be reduced by up to 25 per cent.

We aim to help resolve your grievance swiftly and as amicably as possible, and make you aware of your options and obligations at every step. If there is no choice but to go to litigation, we have the skills and tenacity to represent you against even the most powerful organisation. With a highly personalised approach we make our top priority the protection of your reputation and future career.

Our bringing a grievance specialists are part of our London based employee law team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.