Grievances create grief and hassle for employers and mean employees are not happy in their work. Whilst there will always be grievances at work, our expert Employment Solicitors and Barristers help employees understand their Employment Law rights and assist employers with grievance policies and procedures.
For specialist Employment Law advice, our team are here to answer your questions on grievances and Employment Law issues.
Initial Telephone Discussion
A grievance is a concern, issue or complaint raised by an employee to an employer.
The important thing, from an employer perspective, is that a grievance is recognised for what it is and not ‘brushed under the carpet’, thinking that the complaint will go away if ignored. From an employee perspective, if you have a work-related problem, you are entitled to raise a grievance and you have a right to expect that your employer will follow their grievance policy and procedure.
Recognising a grievance and dealing with it is important because if a grievance is not acted on an employee could leave their employment and claim constructive dismissal. That could end up with an Employment Tribunal hearing that potentially could have been avoided if the grievance was properly dealt with by the employer.
A grievance can cover a wide range of work-related issues, including:
- Allegations of bullying or harassment
- Breach of employment contract. For example, moving an employee’s place of work without agreement
- Changing terms and conditions of employment without consultation. For example, changing work hours
- For example, alleged discriminatory comments by work colleagues or discrimination in promotion
- Issues relating to health & safety
- Relationships with clients or customers
- Unwanted conduct – sexual or otherwise
Grievance Advice for Employers
Our Employment Law Service for employers is speedy and pragmatic, knowing employers want solutions and results,not legal jargon.
No matter the size or nature of your business, our team caters for your Employment Law advice needs with grievance advice covering:
- Advice on how to handle a grievance
- Advice on what amounts to a grievance
- Grievance policies and reviewing policies and procedures
- Grievance investigations
- Grievance investigation complaints and appeals
- Health & safety policy and procedure advice
- Record keeping
- Social media policies
- Settlement Agreements
- Tribunal representation to defend constructive and unfair dismissal claims and discrimination cases
- Varying employment terms and conditions
- Work from home requests and grievances
Our Employment Solicitors and Barristers appreciate the world that employers operate in so our advice is fast, straightforward and cost-effective. We help you to understand the latest in Employment Law developments and the available options when an employee raises a grievance or other Employment Law matter.
Grievances by Employees
If you are an employee who wants to submit a grievance to your employer or you need legal advice on Employment Law, our specialist team can help with:
- Constructive dismissal claims
- Bullying at work
- Sexual harassment
- Discrimination at work
- Dealing with disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Employment contract advice
- Negotiating Settlement Agreements
- Representation in Employment Tribunal proceedings
- Unfair dismissal claims
Our Employment Solicitors and Barristers will ensure you are fully aware of your employment rights and the options available to you.
Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.
How to get in contact
Our Employment Law Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].
Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.
We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.
Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.
We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.
We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.
We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.
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