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Grievance Procedures

The UK employment law statutory grievance procedures deal with any disciplinary problems associated with your employer.

The labour laws investigate two main areas of concern, which are grievances and disciplinaries.

Grievancies

Pertaining to your problems or complaints towards your employer.

Disciplinaries

Concerning your employer's action about your work, absence, or misconduct.

Explaining and discussing your concerns informally to the management in the first instance may bring about a solution to problems with your employer at work.

Employers are usually more willing to solve work issues amicably without the need for time-consuming, and often expensive, disciplinaries.

Nonetheless, formal disciplinary action may be the only resolution, which could include dismissal in severe or repetitive cases.

Right to be Accompanied

Your right to be accompanied to any grievance procedure or disciplinary meeting also includes accompaniment to any appeals related to the complaint. The person who accompanies you may be;

Explaining and discussing your concerns informally to the management in the first instance may help solving work-related problems.

Employers are usually more willing to solve work issues amicably without the need for time-consuming major disputes, and often expensive, collective disciplinaries.

Nonetheless, formal disciplinary action may be the only resolution, which could include dismissal in severe or repetitive cases.

UK employment laws for grievances at work provide all employees with a mechanism for dealing with grievances, fairly and speedily.

Your employer is required by law to specify the correct procedures and rules for dealing with a grievance at work in your written statement of terms and conditions contract of employment. These guidelines must comply with the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Statutory Grievance Procedures
Last Updated 2017