Working Under Protest (HR Guide)

A ‘working under protest’ scenario will often arise where an employee has lodged a formal grievance within the workplace following a contractual change to their pay or other terms, whilst preserving their right to take legal action against you. When an employee is working under protest, it is imperative as an employer that you seek […]

Grievance At Work FAQs

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Grievances at work can arise in various contexts and cover a variety of employment rights and issues. Employers and employees are expected to follow ACAS guidance on resolving grievance and disciplinary issues, but it can be easy to fall foul of best practice during such a stressful and complex process, which can make resolution less achievable. […]

Dealing with a Malicious Grievance

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Being on the receiving end of a complaint at work can be an extremely stressful and worrying time, especially where the grievance raised is vexatious, malicious and deliberately intended to make life difficult for you. Below we look at how to deal with a malicious grievance at work, either as an employer or senior employee, […]

Grievance Procedure Steps

Dealing with grievances in an effective and proportionate way is important when it comes to minimising conflict in the workplace, not to mention the risk of tribunal claims. The following guide for employers sets out the key elements of a lawful grievance procedure, including the possible grievance outcomes resulting from either an informal or formal […]

Whistleblowing Policy: Guide for Employers

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UK workers and employers are entitled to certain protections if they make a disclosure in the public interest regarding their employer’s or a third party’s actions. Encouraging your workforce to make any such disclosures in line with a specific procedure and reassuring them of their protected position if they do so, may be necessary and […]

Constructive Dismissal Examples (HR Help)

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If an employee feels forced to resign because they’ve been mistreated at work, they may be able to claim constructive dismissal. As an employer, these cases can be costly and complex to defend, so being able to pre-empt any resignation decision can save you time and money. It can also help to safeguard a valuable […]

Constructive Dismissal Bullying (HR Help)

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Where reasonable steps are not taken by an employer to put a stop to bullying in the workplace, this may result in an employee that is alleging to be a victim of bullying, feeling forced to resign. In some cases, they may even bring a constructive dismissal bullying claim. How should employers handle bullying complaints, […]

Conducting Remote Disciplinary & Grievance Hearings

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Following the enforced period of homeworking under lockdown, increasing numbers of employers are now considering the benefits of allowing remote working on a longer term, and even permanent, basis. With this development comes specific workforce management issues, such as whether disciplinary and grievance hearings can and should be conducted remotely. For employers, it is a […]