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Advice for Grievances in the Workplace

What are grievances at work?

If you feel as though you have been unfairly treated in the workplace or are dissatisfied with
something your employer has done, it is usually advisable that you raise a written grievance
unless the problem can be resolved informally.

Grievances can be related to a wide variety of situations. The most common types of
grievances in the workplace are:

  • Conditions of work
  • Demotion
  • Workload
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Pay and benefits

In some cases where an employee is dissatisfied with a warning they have been given or
has been dismissed by their employer, they are able to appeal rather than raise a separate grievance.

Before lodging an employment tribunal claim, it is no longer compulsory to present a grievance. However, it is still good practice. It is possible for a tribunal to reduce your compensation if you have failed to follow your employer’s grievance procedure.

If it is possible for your situation to be resolved by your employer at the internal grievance
stage, you may avoid the dispute becoming more unpleasant and the outcome could be less

How can our employment law solicitors help?

If you would like to raise a grievance or appeal but don’t know how to go about it, we strongly suggest that you seek advice from one of our employment law specialists.

Depending on your situation, we will advise you how best to either submit a grievance or an appeal. It is important to make sure that you are addressing all of the areas that are concerning you in the correct way. We are able to help you with the preparation of your grievance or appeal, aiming for you to get the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact our experts

Our friendly team here at Morecrofts are always happy to help with whatever queries you
may have. To find out more or to speak to one of our experts on grievances at work, call
0151 236 8871, email or use our contact form.