Is there a set timescale for the lodging of an appeal against a decision in relation to a grievance?

No, there is no set timescale for lodging an appeal against a grievance decision. However, the Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures requires employees and employers to raise and deal with issues promptly. Therefore, employers should advise employees to raise any appeal without unreasonable delay and should specify a timescale in their grievance policy. Employers would be advised to address all appeals that are raised within a reasonable time frame, even where they are raised outside of any time limit stipulated in their own grievance policy.