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.


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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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Presidents Club dinner agency vows to improve working environment

31 Jul 2018

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

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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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