Grievance Procedure


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Grievance Procedure

A term used in Labor Law to describe an orderly, established way of dealing with problems between employers and employees.

Through the grievance procedure system, workers' complaints are usually communicated through their union to management for consideration by the employer.

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Prior to making certain types of claims to an Employment Tribunal, for example, a wages claim or a holiday pay claim, the employee should still use the grievance procedure. In these circumstances the employee can request that a modified two-step procedure is used.
An employee can issue a claim against them after 28 days and argue they have failed to follow the statutory grievance procedure.
The new laws lay down statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures (DDPs) and statutory grievance procedures (GPs).
One unexamined question is whether grievance outcomes vary at different levels of the grievance procedure. For example, are the grievances that are resolved at the lower levels more or less likely to be settled in favor of the grievant than those resolved at higher levels?
Employers must be very wary and err on the side of caution as it appears that the threshold for triggering the grievance procedure is set very low.
Generally, under a grievance procedure, an appropriate manager should be appointed to consider your grievance and they should meet with you.
"As we told the Sunday Mail, 'It is essential to ensure the fairness of our grievance procedures that all parties are aware of the issues and details of anycomplaint.'TheMail d i d not publish that part of our statement.
The latter will be introduced by the end of the month and the new grievance procedure should be in place in next year, Mrs May said.
"It cannot be right when dealing with serious issues relating to behaviour in Parliament that vulnerable or concerned people are expected to navigate different grievance procedures according to political party," said Mrs May.
Mrs May has proposed setting up a new "contractually binding grievance procedure" allowing people to take action if they are treated badly.
Before making an employment tribunal claim, a worker should first take up the matter of their pay with their employer and use the grievance procedure if necessary.