Is there a specific timescale for holding a grievance appeal hearing?

No, there is no specific timescale for holding a grievance appeal hearing. However, the Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures requires that employees and employers raise and deal with all issues promptly. Therefore, when an employee exercises his or her right to appeal against a grievance decision, the employer should arrange an appeal meeting without unreasonable delay. The non-statutory Acas guidance, which accompanies the code, suggests five days as the time within which an employee should normally be invited to an appeal meeting.

The employer should comply with any timescale for holding an appeal set out in its own grievance policy.