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Workplace Grievances

A workplace grievance is any kind of workplace issue, problem or concern that you raise with your employer. This could be in connection with your workload, working environment or the other people that you have to work with, including:

  • Health and safety concerns
  • Working hours or the terms and conditions of your employment
  • Workplace bullying
  • Harassment
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Relationships with colleagues

Where possible, you should raise any grievances with your employer at an early stage, with no unreasonable delay. In turn, your employer should attempt to resolve the issue informally.

Complaints Procedure

Your employer should publish their grievance procedure in writing and ensure that staff are made aware of this. If this is not in place, or if the information is minimal regarding how a grievance should be raised, you should do so in writing and include as much information as possible about the nature of your complaint.

What happens if a matter cannot be resolved?

If the matter cannot be resolved by management informally, a hearing should be arranged, at which you have the right to be accompanied, either by a colleague or by a trade union representative if appropriate. You should be advised within a reasonable time of the outcome of this meeting, including any steps that your employer intends to take in order to solve the problem. You have a right of appeal against the decision.

The appeals process

If you decide to appeal, you must inform your employer in writing of your reasons for doing so as soon as you can and with no unreasonable delay. You have the right to be accompanied, and the companion may confer with you during the appeal hearing, although they may not directly answer on your behalf.

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Why Ackroyd Legal?

We’re committed to delivering the highest level of service, alongside honest, sensitive, and professional advice. Our job is to make your life easier, at every stage of the process. We’re ready to help you with any aspect of employment law.

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Ackroyd Legal for your employment law requirements:

Employment law experts

As specialist employment law solicitors, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in a diverse range of issues. We can offer cost-effective, pragmatic advice to secure the best outcome for you.

We put you first

From the moment you get in touch, we put you first. Our skilled and experienced team of legal experts will work hard to find the best solution for you and deliver the best possible outcome.

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When you work with Ackroyd Legal, you pay a single, fixed fee. There’s no hidden costs or unexpected charges. We’ll provide you with a fixed quote before we start work and ensure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying, and what you’ll receive in return.

Communication is key

We listen to your needs, and we keep you in the loop at every stage of the process. When you work with us, you’ll be introduced to your own case handler, who will ensure are kept informed. They’ll always be on hand if you need them.

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