The Valla guide to
Grievances at work
A grievance is a formal way to make a complaint to your employer about a problem at work.
If you have been unable to resolve your issue through informal means, a grievance can help get your employer to take the problem more seriously.
Where to start
How to raise a formal grievance
Raising a formal grievance can help resolve work issues or be the first step for an Employment Tribunal case. Learn the best ways to approach your grievance letter.
7 minute read
Your employer's obligations when you have a grievance at work
When you're dealing with a difficult situation at work, it's hard to know what to expect from your employer. Learn the typical procedure for raising a grievance.
5 minute read
What can I ask for when I raise a grievance?
If you raise a formal grievance at work, you should always think about what you want the outcome to be. Here are some possible solutions to common grievances.
5 minute read
Treated unfairly at work? Here’s how to show your employer you mean business
When you’re treated badly at work and want your employer to make it right, it’s hard to know what to do next. Learn how to show your employer you mean business.
11 minute read
Video lessons from Valla
Templates you can use in grievance cases
These document and letter templates are useful in cases of grievance.
Grievance letter template
Raise a grievance with confidence using our letter template.
Grievance appeal letter template
Need to send a Grievance Appeal letter? Purchase an easy-to-use Grievance Appeal letter template to help you with your employment issue.
Help a friend or colleague
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How to support friends having a tough time at work
Helping your friend or family member through work-related issues can be tricky. Find out how best you can support them during these tough times.
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