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Accepting resignation during grievance process
Use this letter when an employee resigns while there is an ongoing grievance process which has resulted from a grievance that they have raised. Should you continue to look at the grievance?It is prudent to continue any grievance process started before the employee gave notice, unless and until they... Read more
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Type: Letter
Employee grievance record
It's advisable to keep a brief summary of an employee's grievance history on file, even if full details of any grievances have been removed because the information is now historical. Our grievance record includes the dates of grievances and grievance meetings, summaries, outcomes, actions taken and details... Read more
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Type: Form
Grievance drafting guidance
Employees can sometimes be unclear about whether they're raising a written grievance or what exactly it's about. Our grievance drafting guidance is intended to steer them in the right direction.Clear grievance formulationYou'd thinking raising a formal written grievance should be easy, but you'd be surprised... Read more
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Type: Document
Grievance meeting order of proceedings
Managers need to conduct grievance meetings in a constructive and fair manner, allowing the employee to fully explain their grievance and state how they think it should be resolved. Our document will help managers ensure they cover everything that needs to be dealt with in a logical and fair order.Acas... Read more
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Type: Document
Grievance procedure
Your grievance procedure should play a crucial role in how you deal with staff complaints. Use our procedure to set out the steps that an employee with a grievance relating to their employment should take, but be aware that they can still issue employment tribunal proceedings against you even where they... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Informal resolution of grievance letter
Where an employee raises issues or concerns in writing, for example in an e-mail, should you always treat it as a grievance or clarify the position first? It's better to clarify the matter and you can then send our letter where the employee confirms they have declined the grievance procedure and have... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter acknowledging harassment complaint
Where an employee reports a complaint of harassment or bullying under the terms of your dignity at work policy, use our letter to acknowledge their complaint and to outline your policy and procedure for handling it. It confirms that the employee will need to be interviewed as part of the investigation... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter following grievance appeal meeting
After the grievance appeal meeting, you need to formally notify the employee in writing of the outcome. The decision on an appeal is normally final unless your grievance procedure specifically contains a right of further appeal to a higher level of management.A final decisionAfter hearing the employee's... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter informing employee of grievance against them
Where a grievance has been raised by one employee against another, you'll need to notify the latter employee of the grievance allegations and that they're to be investigated.Grievance processEmployees can raise grievances about a variety of matters in the workplace. This can include making allegations... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter notifying outcome of grievance meeting
Use our letter to inform the employee of your decision in relation to their grievance and of their right of appeal against that decision. This is not only part and parcel of complying with your own grievance procedure but it's also a requirement of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter refusing choice of companion
Use our letter refusing choice of companion to decline a worker's request to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing where they have purported to select someone who falls outside the statutory categories of companion. Be careful though where the worker is disabled.Statutory requirementsSection... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter rejecting repeated grievance
Where an employee raises a new grievance which simply repeats issues that have already been raised, and dealt with, in their earlier grievance, you can use our letter to reject it as you don't need to go over the same issues again.Grievance procedureYour grievance procedure enables employees to raise... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter rescheduling grievance meeting
Use our letter if you need to postpone a scheduled grievance meeting or if you're agreeing to an employee's own request to postpone. It's reasonable to reschedule either if you need to do so for business reasons or if the employee has valid grounds for their postponement request, e.g. their companion... Read more
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Type: Letter
Minutes of grievance meeting
You must take minutes of each grievance meeting that you hold. Our document contains prompts to include all relevant information and acts as proof that you have covered all the matters that should be mentioned during a grievance meeting.Minutes Our Minutes of Grievance Meeting document is intended to... Read more
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Type: Document
Notice of grievance appeal meeting
If you deny an employee the right to appeal against a grievance decision, you will be in breach of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, as well as your own grievance procedure. Use our notice of grievance appeal meeting letter to inform the employee of the date and time... Read more
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Type: Letter
Notification of grievance meeting
If an employee raises a grievance in writing, the first step is to write inviting them to attend a formal grievance meeting at which their issues or complaints will be discussed in detail. Our notification of grievance meeting letter will keep you on the right track.Grievance meetingUse our Notification... Read more
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Type: Letter
Reply to retraction of grievance
If an employee raises a formal grievance, it's ultimately their choice whether to pursue it. If they withdraw it, your two options are either to confirm you won't be taking any further steps or to state that you nevertheless intend to conduct a wider investigation into the matter. Adopt the latter approach... Read more
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Type: Letter
Retraction of grievance form
Our form enables you to obtain written evidence of the retraction of an employee's grievance and it asks them to state their reasons for withdrawal, as well as making clear to them that you still reserve the right to continue with your investigation where you believe this to be necessary.A U-turnThere... Read more
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Type: Form