Disciplinary and grievance procedures are frameworks which provide clear and transparent structures for dealing with difficulties which may arise as part of the working relationship from either the employer’s or employee’s perspective.
Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that employees raise with their employer. There is no legally binding proces that you and your employer must follow when raising or handling a grievence at work.

Background Information

Problems with your employer will probably come under one of two categories, grievances or disciplinaries.

Disciplinary procedures are needed to:
  • let employees know what is expected of them in terms of standards of performance or conduct (and the likely consequences of continued failure to meet these standards).
  • identify obstacles to individuals achieving the required standards (for example training needs, lack of clarity of job requirements, additional support needed) and to enable employers to take appropriate action.
  • enable employers and employees agree suitable goals and timescales for improvement in an individual's performance or conduct.
  • try to resolve matters without recourse to an employment tribunal.
  • act as a point of reference for an employment tribunal should someone make a complaint about the way they have been dismissed.

Grievance procedures are needed to:
  • provide individuals with a course of action if they have a complaint (which they are unable to resolve through regular communication with their line manager).
  • provide points of contact and timescales to resolve issues of concern.
  • try to resolve matters without recourse to an employment tribunal.

Principal Concepts


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On this wiki we shall use the APA citation style. There is an example for each below.
  • Books

Code of practice 1
Discipline and grievances at work-Guide
Problems at work?

  • Journal Articles

Best and right practice

  • Electronic Sources


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  • Video

What is a grievance?
What should we include in our grievence procedure?


Radu Patrica-Loredana