HOW DO I RAISE A PERSONAL GRIEVANCE?
Generally you have 90 days in which to bring an issue to the attention of your employer or former employer.
There are formal steps to follow to raise a Personal Grievance
Prior to formally raise a Personal Grievance you must first bring the issue to the attention of your employer within 90 days*. If an employer is not aware of an issue it’s difficult to hold them accountable. It is best to raise the issue in writing, via email or a letter and you should give your Employer a reasonable amount of time to respond (you can ask for a response within 3 days for example). If you’re not satisfied with their response, you can request your employer attends a mediation with you. If that fails, you can take your grievance to the Employment Relations Authority.
Raising a Personal Grievance is a formal process. It is best to raise your Personal Grievance in writing. The issue will need to be stated clearly, along with details of your attempts to resolve the issue. Dates and records of responses are important. We can raise a personal grievance on your behalf. Email us or call us on 0800669466
If you think you have grounds for raising a personal grievance but you are not sure, and If you would like us to review your issue for free and see how we can help you please complete the contact form below be put in touch with an expert employment advocate in your area.
*Note: The exception to the 90 days to bring a grievance is unpaid wages and other financial benefits under your contract.
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