A grievance procedure permits employers to deal fairly and consistently with complaints from employees about the workplace.

The “Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures” provides employers with the principles for handling workplace grievances. Employment tribunals will take the code into account when considering relevant cases, with the possibility of a 25% adjustment in any compensation awarded.

Presidents Club dinner agency vows to improve working environment

The agency that supplied female staff for the men-only Presidents Club dinner earlier this year has entered into a legal...

Minimum wage underpayment allegations more than doubled last year

16 Jul 2018

HMRC received more than 6,000 whistleblower reports about alleged underpayment of the national minimum wage last year – more than...

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Police complain about accommodation ahead of Trump visit

12 Jul 2018

Police officers brought in to ensure US president Donald Trump’s visit to the UK runs smoothly have complained about the...

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Morrisons case: employers’ responsibilities in preventing malicious data leaks

4 May 2018

With the GDPR now in force, employers could face eye-watering fines if they fail to protect their employees’ data. Katherine...

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How can employers protect documents from internal investigations?

23 Oct 2017

Court decisions from earlier this year have reduced the scope of legal privilege when it comes to protecting documents created...

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Grievance procedures: Five-step guide for employers

5 Jul 2017

Dealing with a grievance promptly and fairly is vital for employers aiming to reduce the risk of employment tribunal claims....

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Right to be accompanied: bus company vetoed drivers’ union rep

8 Oct 2015

It was a breach of the right to be accompanied for an employer to refuse to allow a trade union...

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Top 10 HR questions in January 2015: Fit for Work

3 Feb 2015

Parts of the Fit for Work service, the government-funded occupational health advice service, are now in operation, with the rest...

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Dealing with a grievance

Five steps for dealing with a grievance raised by one employee about another

28 Jan 2015

When an employee raises a grievance, it is often about another employee. It could be an allegation of bullying by...

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Labour government would scrap “unfair” employment tribunal system

9 Sep 2014

A Labour government would completely reform the employment tribunal system the party has announced.
Speaking at the TUC Congress in...

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Grievances from former employees: what should employers do?

17 Jun 2014

Do the same rules on dealing with employee grievances apply once an employee has left the organisation? Andrew McConnell, associate...

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Covert recordings during disciplinary procedure

Covert recording during breaks in disciplinary and grievance hearings

23 Apr 2014

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the decision makers’ private...

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Recording disciplinary and grievance meetings

Legal Q&A: Recording disciplinary and grievance meetings

2 Oct 2012

There are circumstances when both employees and employers may want to record formal meetings, for example in the hope that...

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Legal opinion: Constructive dismissal – when should employers admit fault and apologise?

24 Sep 2012

Can an employer avoid a finding of constructive dismissal if it admits it is at fault and apologises to the...

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Cable’s employment law reforms meet with mixed response

14 Sep 2012

The Government’s latest employment law reforms have been met with a lukewarm response from employment lawyers and industry bodies.Business secretary...

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