Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that are work-related. They may relate to problems or concerns about a staff members work, working conditions or relationships with colleagues. They may relate to action which has already been taken or which is contemplated in relation to a member of staff, or the actions of colleagues.
Some examples of issues that may result in a grievance are as follows:
- Terms and conditions of employment (or their perceived unfair or inconsistent application)
- Health and safety
- Work relations
- New working practices
- Working environment
- Equal opportunities
- Organisational change
On Tuesday 1 October 2019, the Trust implemented an updated grievance and disputes procedure. The purpose of the procedure is to ensure all staff understand how to raise a grievance and to provide a process for staff and managers to resolve grievances in line with best practice and employment legislation.