Practical guidance on how to deal with a worker's right to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing, including the choice of companion; union representatives; and requests for legal representation.
In Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust v Hurst and others; Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and others v Arnold and others  IRLR 452 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, in order to comply with step one of the statutory grievance procedure, it is sufficient for an employee to inform her employer that her grievance relates to equal pay. Further detail, such as identification of comparators, is not required.
The Court of Appeal has upheld an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision that employees who identified that their grievance related to equal pay complied with step one of the statutory grievance procedure. It was not necessary for the employees to identify comparators when raising their grievance.
Good practice guidance discussing handling grievances, both formally and informally, including information on the structure of a grievance procedure, who should handle grievances, attitudes towards grievances and conducting grievance hearings.
A model letter informing an employee that a fellow employee has raised a grievance against him or her.
Practical guidance on handling grievances raised during disciplinary procedures, including the Acas code of practice; and whether or not to postpone disciplinary proceedings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to grievances.