Tag Archives: grievance

UK: Recent Alternative Dispute Resolution review

Peter Frost, Partner and Head of Employment Disputes, recently contributed a review to David Liddle’s influential publication, Managing Conflict: A Practical Guide to Resolution in the Workplace. Peter praises Liddle’s approach to conflict in the workplace and describes the book as … Continue reading

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UK: Shared parental pay – care needed when handling grievances or changing policy on pay

Employers should have effective processes in place to handle any grievances challenging their parental leave pay policies.  If the policy is revised, transitional provisions should make clear whether the new policy applies to parents who have already given notice of … Continue reading

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UK: Legislative changes April 2015 – family-related leave, rates, Acas Code

The new shared parental leave and pay regime came into operation on 5 April 2015 (applying to parents of children expected to be born, or placed for adoption, on or after that date). Acas has recently published a suite of … Continue reading

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UK: Disciplinary and grievance procedures: changes to Acas Code

In December 2013 Acas consulted on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures to reflect the EAT ruling in Toal v GB Oils. A revised draft has now been published for parliamentary approval, clarifying the right … Continue reading

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UK: Disciplinary and grievance procedures – proposed changes to Acas Code

Acas is consulting on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures to reflect the EAT ruling in Toal v GB Oils. This case concerned employees’ right to a companion at a disciplinary or grievance hearing provided … Continue reading

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UK: Grievances – implied duty to provide impartial appeal

Employers should ensure that appeals against a grievance decision are heard by an appropriate senior manager other than the original decision-maker, unless this really is not possible. The individual should also be outside the reporting line of the original decision-maker, … Continue reading

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UK: Discipline/grievances- employees can choose ‘unreasonable’ companion

The EAT has ruled that employees exercising the statutory right to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing are entitled to have present whomever they choose, provided the individual is a relevant union representative or work colleague. Employers cannot … Continue reading

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UK: Victimisation – dismissal for making multiple discrimination grievances unlawful

Where an employee makes repeated allegations of discrimination which the employee believes to be true but which the employer considers unfounded, employers may be tempted to dismiss on the grounds of a breakdown in trust and confidence. A recent EAT … Continue reading

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