Do you know what an employee grievance looks like? If you fail to follow a grievance procedure the amount of compensation a tribunal may force you to pay to a disgruntled employee could be increased and your defence would be significantly weakened.
However, dealing with poor performance or misconduct can be very stressful and time-consuming for managers. It is very easy to get it wrong resulting in potential constructive dismissal claims or staff morale problems.
Treat employee complaints seriously and invoke the grievance procedure if there is any doubt about the seriousness of a complaint. Investigate any allegations thoroughly, particularly if there is any element of potential discrimination.
We can assist you at every stage of the process and even manage proceedings on your behalf. We can develop effective grievance procedures. To find out more about dealing with grievance issues contact us.