The drafting of a grievance is important, especially where you are seeking to leverage that complaint to try and achieve an offer of exit terms.
Because David also acts for employers, he is well placed to advise on the key points that your grievance should include to make sure it is taken seriously/is as forceful as possible upon receipt by your employer.
Failure to lodge a grievance before commencing employment tribunal proceedings can result in up to a 25% reduction in any compensation awarded and hence following your employer’s grievance policy is important.
Grievances which are carefully drafted and which trigger an investigation are troublesome for employers.
The content of any grievance will be part of the evidence before the employment tribunal on a later claim and hence you need to be clear from the start about your legal position and what you can hope to achieve by way of any settlement or award.
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