Raise a grievance at work

4. Grievance meetings

What happens at the meeting

The aim of the meeting is to establish the facts and find a way to resolve the problem.

Your employer will run the meeting. They’ll normally go through the grievance and give the worker the chance to comment. You can bring supporting documents if you want.

Who can attend meetings with you

You can be accompanied to grievance meetings (and any appeal meetings) by a:

  • colleague
  • trade union representative

You may also be able to bring a family member or Citizens Advice Bureau worker, depending on the HR procedure where you work.

After the meeting

Afterwards the employer will write to you setting out their decision along with:

  • details of any action they intend to take
  • information about how to appeal