Receiving notification of a personal grievance can be stressful and can detract from the running of your business.
An employee has the right to raise a personal grievance if they feel that they have been mistreated or unjustifiably dismissed, under the Employment Relations Act 2000. But just because an employee raises a grievance doesn’t mean it is valid or should be upheld.
We can work with you to establish a strategy to address the personal grievance and minimise the risk to your business. This often involves instituting an investigation into the allegations to enable a detailed response to the employee. Our expert team are experienced in crafting robust letters addressing each allegation. We are frank in our risk assessment and our aim is to resolve issues as quickly and painlessly as possible. Where grievances cannot be resolved by responding to the employee in writing, the matter usually proceeds to mediation.
Personal Grievances are best addressed as soon as possible, noting the statutory time limit of 90 days from the date of submission. Call us now for a confidential discussion.