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Our employment lawyers for raising grievances about work issues provide expert advice and support to employees who are experiencing problems in the workplace.

We help clients navigate the grievance process and ensure their rights are protected.

  • There are many issues that could concern you at work, from health and safety to harassment, problems with colleagues or new working practices.
  • Whatever the issue, the first step is to discuss it with your manager. If you’re not confident about this, we can give you legal advice first.
  • If the issue isn’t resolved, we can help you make a formal grievance complaint, and ensure the process follows ACAS procedures.

What is a grievance at work?

A grievance at work is a complaint that an employee has about their working conditions, treatment by their employer or colleagues, or other aspects of their employment. This could be raised informally or through a formal grievance procedure.

Katherine Maxwell

Katherine Maxwell

Partner | Employment

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Do you have a concern at work?

As an employee, there are many issues which could concern you at work. Typical examples include:

  • Working conditions;
  • Relationships with colleagues;
  • Terms and conditions of your employment;
  • Health and safety;
  • Bullying;
  • Harassment;
  • New working practices; and
  • Organisational changes.

Raising a concern can seem a daunting process. You need clear advice that focuses on the practical steps you can take, to ensure you follow the process of raising a concern with your employer correctly.

What should you do?

We are on hand to give you the advice you need to successfully raise a concern.

The first step is to speak to your manager; this should be done promptly, so your employer is given the best chance to resolve the concern.

If you have a concern or an issue at work, you should feel you are able to go to your manager and informally discuss this. However, not everyone feels confident that this would resolve the situation or that their manager would want to listen. If this is the case, you may wish to seek legal advice from our friendly team before you speak to your manager, so you can be sure you understand your position and your rights.

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Making a formal grievance complaint

If you’re not satisfied the situation has been resolved informally, then you can choose to make a formal grievance complaint in writing. Your manager may then arrange an investigation and a formal meeting, which we can help you prepare for. We’ll also be ready to discuss the meeting after it has taken place and advise you about the outcome.

You and your employer should both follow the ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures, because if your claim goes to an employment tribunal any compensation you might receive could be adjusted by up to 25%.

Why choose our solicitors to help with grievances at work?

Choosing our solicitors to help with grievances at work ensures that you receive expert legal advice and guidance throughout the process. Our team of experienced employment lawyers will work with you to understand your concerns and provide practical solutions to resolve the issue. We pride ourselves on delivering a personalised service that is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that you achieve the best possible outcome.

How can our solicitors help with grievances at work?

Let our solicitors provide expert advice and support to employees who wish to raise grievances about work issues. We can help you understand your rights and options, guide you through the grievance process, and advocate on your behalf to achieve a fair outcome. We are committed to protecting your interests and ensuring that you are treated fairly and respectfully in the workplace.

With our expert staff based across our offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington, and Woking we offer specialist employment law advice to clients nationwide.

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