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Raising a grievance at work

If you have a complaint or problem at work that hasn’t been resolved, you may want to make a formal complaint. This is known as raising a grievance. There are a number of reasons that you might want to raise a grievance with your employer, this can include things such as: 

  • the way you are being treated
  • bullying and harassment
  • discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity or religion or belief
  • changes to your employment terms and conditions
  • your working environment
  • new working practices 

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Discuss your situation with one of our friendly specialist employment law solicitors who are experienced in advising members on their options and helping them through grievance processes

Common questions we can answer include:

  • Can I only put in a grievance about certain matters?
  • Who do I send my grievance to?
  • What should happen after I submit a grievance?
  • Am I allowed to bring somebody with me to a grievance meeting and, if so, who?
  • Should the person who deals with my grievance be independent?
  • Why didn’t the employer believe me?
  • How do I challenge my employer’s decision if it does not uphold my grievance?
  • My employer is taking a long time to deal with my grievance. Do I have to wait for the outcome before submitting a tribunal claim?
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Brendan Donohue Brendan joined Which? Legal in 2018 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Brendan has over 15 years of experience advising on all aspects of employment law. See profile
Duncan Snook Duncan joined Which? Legal as an employment law specialist in May 2018. He has over 10 years of experience as an employment solicitor in private practice. See profile