Dealing with Employee Grievances

The EAT has held that an employer did not victimise an employee when it dismissed her after she raised multiple, false grievances alleging discrimination.

The decision provides some good news for businesses as it confirms that, in some circumstances, it is possible to dismiss an employee because they have raised multiple, unreasonable grievances which led to a breakdown in the relationship between employer and employee. However, businesses should still regard dismissal as a last resort in these cases.

The EAT was careful to stress that it would only be in limited cases that dismissing an employee in these circumstances would not be victimisation.

We have produced a checklist explaining how a business should respond when an employee raises a grievance.

For further information, please contact our Employment Law Team.

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