From time to time employees will have concerns, problems or complaints in relation to their employment. The University aims to encourage open and honest communication so that difficulties arising during employment can be discussed and resolved fairly; ideally this can be achieved through dialogue and good communication between colleagues and with managers.
Where this is not possible, or if the problems or concerns persist, the grievance procedure provides a clear and systematic formal process to help resolve grievances.
The Grievance Procedure applies to all staff including full and part-time employees, those on permanent, fixed term and temporary contracts of employment regardless of length of service. From 1 January 2017, the same procedure applies to all members of staff irrespective of job family or contract classification, including all academic colleagues.