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Grievance letter to an employer checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Make sure you read Employee grievances and raising grievances before sending the Letter.

Signing online

  1. You can sign online using RocketSign.

Sign in print

  1. Print a copy of the Grievance Letter.

  2. Sign and date the Letter.

The Grievance Letter to an employer is a formal notice which must be served properly.

Check your contract of employment and/or your employer’s grievance procedure for any special rules about serving notices and make sure they are followed.

The safest way to serve notice is to deliver in person or failing this, is to send by courier, post or email.

  • In person: hand the Letter to your employer personally.

  • Post: if you are serving notice by post then it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery.

  • Email: check that the employment contract and/or your employer’s grievance procedure allow you to send notices by email and whether it requires you to request a ‘read receipt’ as proof of service.

However you deliver the Letter we recommend you tell the employer in person before delivering the Letter that you are raising a grievance and try first to have an informal chat. If this is not practical, then you must make sure that the employer has received and read the Letter.

A copy of the Grievance Letter will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

If you post or hand deliver the Grievance Letter, keep a copy of the signed Letter that was sent and anything else included.

If you email the Letter, keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any ‘read receipts’.

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