Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that employees raise with their employer. A grievance procedure is a means of internal dispute resolution by which an employee may have individual or collective grievances addressed. Appeals and grievances are a legal right available to employees. Promoting fair and transparent processes in the workplace, can improve employee relations through building an environment of trust and reduced conflict.
The course covers the following subjects:
- Who should hear an appeal
- What appeals are based on
- Dealing with and investigating grievance
- What action to take when you receive a formal grievance
- What evidence to consider, and how to interview when dealing with grievances
- Grievance and appeals procedures
- What should be included in the grievance policy
- Documents and letters
- Rights to be accompanied
- The right and responsibilities of union and employee representatives
Who is the course aimed at?
Supervisors and managers who may have to deal with an appeal, or investigate a grievance.
How is it delivered?
The course is interactive and delivered using practical individual and group exercises and case study analysis.
Delegates are encouraged to discuss their own experiences.
What are the benefits?
When cases are dealt with using sensitivity and a transparent process this naturally leads to better employee relationships, reduced costs and avoids potential litigation whilst complying with statuary obligations.
Delegates should be prepared to attend the course for approximately eight hours, including breaks; this can be run as a stand-alone course or as part of an on-going development program.