Grievance

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.


Priti Patel inquiry ‘finds evidence of bullying’

The Prime Minister has said he has ‘full confidence’ in his home secretary Priti Patel, despite an inquiry finding she...

Employment tribunals have ‘almost ground to a halt’

9 Nov 2020

Discrimination cases are having to wait 14 months before receiving a court hearing, research by a prominent employment law firm reveals.

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Why management styles have to adapt for remote working

3 Nov 2020

Widespread working from home is creating an imperative for teams to review and adopt different management styles. Paida Dube examines...

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Complaints ‘not taken seriously’ under Commons grievance scheme

13 Oct 2020

Parliamentary staff are being discouraged from pursuing complaints and have been given incorrect advice by the grievance system introduced to...

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Sexual harassment in a pandemic: why staff are more vulnerable

2 Oct 2020

With fewer people in the office and the increased likelihood of lone working and online abuse, there is a heightened risk of sexual harassment.

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Senior lawyer fined for kissing junior colleague

16 Jun 2020

A top lawyer has been ordered to pay almost £100,000 for professional misconduct after he kissed a junior solicitor in...

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Defence chief demands action to counter armed forces racism

11 Jun 2020

All military personnel should see the potential in every recruit and help end intolerance, said the UK's most senior officer today.

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Facebook to pay $52m for failing to protect staff from harmful content

13 May 2020

Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to a group of workers who claimed they received little psychological support after...

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Frontline operational staff struggle to raise concerns

13 May 2020

People who work in frontline operational roles, such as those in construction and manufacturing, are less likely to have access...

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Save the Children’s handling of harassment complaints ‘let down’ staff

5 Mar 2020

The way Save the Children UK handled harassment allegations made against senior employees had a “corrosive impact” on its internal...

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Armed forces: minorities more likely to make complaints

7 Aug 2019

Ministers “must get a grip” on tackling the disproportionately high number of complaints raised by female and ethnic minority armed...

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How a new conflict resolution process improved openness at Aviva

30 Jul 2019

While many organisations might be tightening up their grievance processes, Aviva is taking a more informal approach to conflict resolution.

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TfL employee wins discrimination claim after manager doubts his command of English

18 Jun 2019

A Transport for London employee who was told he could not take part in training and conference calls because English...

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Largest university in UK hit by boycott over outsourced staff

10 Dec 2018

Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers

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MPs press for action on BBC pay discrimination

25 Oct 2018

MPs have demanded that the BBC urgently removes “discriminatory” pay practices and puts in place transparent pay structures to ensure...

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