I want to raise a grievance against my employer

As an employee, you should feel secure to do the job you are employed to do. Sometimes however, issues in the workplace can lead to unfair treatment causing stress and financial loss.

How DAS Law can help you

Our highly experienced team of over 30 employment lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and representation if you find yourself raising a grievance against your employer about the way you are being treated.

We can also help if you find yourself doing a job that is not reflected in your contract of employment or be denied wages or bonuses that were promised.

These are some of the possible employment related outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Advise you of the options that you can pursue to resolve your grievance.
  • Resolving any workplace disputes with your employer by writing to them.
  • If you feel that you can no longer remain employed because of the way you have been treated, we can write to your employer.
  • Pursue your dispute in an Employment Tribunal.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some things you should be aware of regarding your grievance against your employer:

    • As well as keeping copies of all relevant documents relevant to your dispute, it is important to keep a record of when things happened so that you can rely on this at a later point.
    • There are two different types of employee rights – statutory rights, and the rights set out in your contract. Understanding your employment rights, and knowing if they are being breached, is the best way to ensure that you are being treated fairly at work and whether or not your grievance will be upheld.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you raise a grievance against your employer, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including:

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy which includes Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) cover, your legal costs may be covered by your policy (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy). If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, we can still deal with your dispute on a fixed fee basis, offering you clarity on your legal costs.

    Our employment law specialists will be happy to explain all of these options to you.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to an employment expert about raising a grievance against your employer, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    Allison Lewis

    Head of Employment, Solicitor

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    We understand that you may be reluctant to raise a grievance against your employer, but that should not deter you from understanding your rights so that you can make a decision on how you wish to resolve your workplace dispute.

    Allison Lewis

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