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Unfair treatment at work

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

What do you do if you’re not being treated fairly at work?

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:

We’ll give you advice on how to put your grievance together and we’ll represent you at the formal hearing(s). You’ll need to be clear what your grievance is about, supply evidence to support your grievance and be clear about what you want your employer to do about it – being as specific as possible.

To talk through your individual situation, get in touch with your local Accord officer.

Writing a grievance & appeals

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