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23 January 2020

Unfair treatment at work

Read our guidance to find out what to do if you’re being treated unfairly at work.

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Unfair treatment at work: Your rights

If you have a problem (grievance) at work, it’s usually a good idea to raise it informally first. Getting things sorted out as quickly and as close to the problem as possible is often the best way for all concerned. But what if you’ve tried your best and nothing’s changed?

A grievance procedure is a formal way of raising a problem or complaint to your employer. There will be a formal policy, procedure and guidance for you to follow so first steps are to get hold of copies to find out:

If you’re not sure how to get this information, we can help you with that.

You can raise a formal grievance if:

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Our guide will provide you with guidance on:

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Don’t suffer in silence. Accord are here to listen to your individual circumstances, explain any internal policies, procedures, or guidance that you need to be aware of and get you copies if you can’t access the information yourself. We’ll advise you on how best we think you should take your concerns forward and help you to shape your arguments.

Write a grievance or appeal complaint letter

  • We've created a grievance letter template to help you structure your arguments and think about the key points you wish to raise.
  • Not satisfied with the outcome of your grievance? We've created a grievance appeal letter template to help you consider and structure your appeal arguments.


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