Employment Law: Raising a Complaint Milton Keynes

Do you know what your rights are when it comes to raising a complaint in the workplace? Make sure you know what you can and can't do according to employment law, so that you don't end up an unfortunate victim. Below you’ll find related articles as well as local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Turners Solicitors
01535 634149
41 Main Street
Keighley
Field Overell
01926 422101
42 Warwick Street
Leamington Spa
Crisp and Co.-Family Law Specialists
01372 462080
Thames House
Esher
Glynnes Solicitors
01603 622151
5 Rigbys Court
Norwich
Ashfields Solicitors
0161 495 2960
Strathblane House
Cheadle
Stables & Company Solicitors
0121 585 3820
70 High Street
Halesowen
King and Company
01223 365432
St. Andrews House
Cambridge
Lonsdales
01253 345258
342 Lytham Road
Blackpool
Branton Bridge Solicitors
0161 834 2888
Cloister House
Salford
Brighouse Solicitors
01704 534101
Clarendon House
Southport

Raising a Complaint

Raising a Complaint about your Employer

Where you have a complaint about your employer, whether whilst you are employed, or following a dismissal, you should raise this complaint formally under the employer's grievance procedure. For those wishing to make such a complaint, the Statutory Grievance Procedures largely mirror the provisions relating to dismissal and disciplinary procedures .

The Standard Grievance Procedure is undertaken in three steps as follows:

Step 1

The employee must set out the grievance in writing and state the basis for it. The statement or copies of it must then be sent to the employer.

 
Step 2

The employer must invite the employee to attend a meeting to discuss the grievance (which the employee must make all reasonable effort to attend). The meeting must not take place unless the employee has provided the employer a written Statement of Grievance and the employer has had a reasonable opportunity to consider its response to that information.

After the meeting has taken place, the employer must inform the employee of its decision on the grievance and notify the employee of the right to appeal against the decision if not satisfied.

 
Step 3

Appeal - If the employee wishes to appeal, he must inform the employer. The employer must then invite the employee to attend a further meeting (which the employee must again take all reasonable steps to attend). After the appeal meeting, the employer must inform the employee of its final decision.

The Modified Grievance Procedure is a written short form procedure with no appeal. It is carried out as follows:

Step 1: Statement of Grievance

The employee must again set out the grievance in writing and state the basis for it. The statement or copies of it must then be sent to the employer.

Step 2: Response

The employer sets out in writing their response and sends a copy to the employee.

The Modified Procedure is only appropriate in situations where employment has already ceased or if both parties have agreed in writing to undertake it.

New rules now place a restriction on an employee from bringing a complaint to the Employment Tribunal unless they have used the requisite Grievance Procedure. This means that an employee must have written to their employer setting out their grievance. A claim cannot be presented to the Tribunal until 28 days after this step has been complied with.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Newton Mearns

What: Where: