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New Laws on Grievance Procedures

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New Laws on Grievance Procedures

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NEW laws have been introduced in the UK to improve the way individual employment disputes are handled.

The Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004 makes it mandatory for B employers or managers to have in place statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures and to use them correctly when workplace disputes arise.

The new regulations set out a basic three-step statutory procedure that should be followed before a case can be heard by an employment tribunal.

The regulations will promote better communication in the workplace and encourage people to talk through disputes when and where they occur - using employment tribunals as a back-up rather than a first port of call.

This will also cut the number of cases going through the employment tribunal system unnecessarily, saving all parties stress, time and money. …

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