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.
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.
Key differences in the law relating to disciplinary procedures and grievance procedures in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to grievances.