My employer is discriminating against me. I’ve been told to raise a grievance but I don’t think it will be taken seriously. Can’t I just bring a claim?

My employer is discriminating against me. I’ve been told to raise a grievance but I don’t think it will be taken seriously. Can’t I just bring a claim?

It is not obligatory to raise a grievance but it is good practice to do so.  If you don’t raise a grievance and then later make a claim and you are awarded compensation by an Employment Tribunal,  the compensation might be reduced by as much as 25%, simply because you didn’t try and resolve your concerns this way.

Our experience is that most employers are very concerned if they are made aware that a member of staff is being discriminated against.  If you want help to make sure your grievance is taken seriously, our employment solicitors can help you prepare your letter, or even write to your employers on your behalf.

 

Disclaimer: This information is provided for general guidance only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. You must consult our employment solicitors if you require advice on your situation or circumstances.

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