Handle the situation where an employee being taken through a disciplinary process raises a grievance

Key points

  • It is not uncommon for an employee who is being taken through a disciplinary process to raise a grievance, for example making an allegation of bullying about the manager who initiated the disciplinary process, or complaining about the disciplinary process itself.
  • Depending on the nature of the grievance, it may be appropriate for the employer to deal with the grievance as part of the disciplinary proceedings, or to deal with it in parallel. In some instances, it may be necessary for it to postpone the disciplinary proceedings while it deals with the grievance.

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