It is not always easy to recognise a grievance, which might be a concern raised by an employee about their own employment or about the behaviour of a colleague or manager. Grievances can be raised informally and away from the workplace and even by text message. Failing to recognise a grievance and take appropriate action in line with your own procedure and best practice can have significant consequences.
You might independently have cause for concern about an employee’s conduct or a previously determined grievance might itself lead to disciplinary action. Whatever the scenario, we can help you in handling it correctly and making sure that, if tested, a tribunal would find your actions to be fair and reasonable.
We support our clients by giving timely guidance on the correct processes to be followed, providing legally sound letters and, where necessary, making one of our HR Consultancy team available to carry out investigations or chair hearings or appeals. We can also provide training to your management team so they have greater skills and confidence in handling these matters.
Recent experience includes
Happy Client, January 2012