In Toal and another v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0569/13, the EAT held that there is no statutory requirement for an employee's choice of companion at a grievance hearing to be reasonable.
Additional information on the law on grievance procedures for NHS employers in Scotland, including bullying and harassment and job planning and pay progression disputes. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on grievance procedures.
Additional information on the law on grievance procedures for local authority employers, including Green Book provisions and the involvement of Councillors. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on grievance procedures.
The law on grievance procedures, including the implications of the Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures, the right to be accompanied, collective grievances, grievances by ex-employees and operation of a grievance procedure.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that there is no requirement for an employee's request to be accompanied by a particular companion to a discipline or grievance meeting to be reasonable, provided the companion is within one of the categories set out in s.10(3) of the Employment Relations Act 1999.
A model letter explaining that no further action will be taken where an employee's grievance repeats an earlier complaint.
A model letter explaining that a new grievance will be dealt with as part of an existing process.
A model letter explaining that a frivolous or trivial grievance issue will not be dealt with under the grievance procedure.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee grievances.