There is no legislation directly governing grievance procedures, and most grievances can be handled by the immediate supervisor without recourse to a formal procedure. However, there are legal implications around the grievance handling process and the absence of a grievance facility could result in the employer incurring a liability for constructive dismissal. The benefits of having a grievance procedure is that it prevents an accumulation of minor issues and ensures that industrial action properly remains an avenue of last resort.
A copy of the SFA Guide on Grievance / Disputes Procedures can be downloaded by clicking here.
Members who have any queries in relation to resolving employee grievances or disputes please contact the SFA, Tel: 01-605 1664/1668/1633 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.