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 policy could result in the employer incurring a liability for constructive dismissal. Having a grievance procedure also prevents an accumulation of minor issues within the workplace.
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 at Tel: 01-605 1668 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.