Letter to raise a grievance at work

Your details

These details will appear on your letter.

Put your street, town and postcode on different lines.

If it’s not a UK number, include the country code. If it’s a landline, include your area code.

Employer’s details

If your employer's grievance policy says to whom the grievance letter should be addressed, put their name here. If not, put your line manager’s name. If your grievance is against your line manager, put their line manager’s name.

If you know it, put the name of the company or organisation.

Put the street, town and postcode on different lines.

Past attempts to resolve the problem

If you've already tried to resolve the problem informally, describe what happened. If you agreed a solution, say why it hasn't worked. If you haven’t raised the problem yet, leave this blank.

About your complaint

Say what happened and who was involved. Include what they did or said, when it happened and why you think it happened. If you’re raising more than one thing, write about them in the order they happened.

If you have information to support your complaint, include it in the grievance, or say that you have evidence and will provide it if needed.

Describe any personal or work-related effects this problem has had on you. For example, financial hardship or stress.

Your solution

Read your employer's grievance policy to find out how complaints should be resolved.

If you can't think of a solution, leave this blank.

Meeting with your employer

Your employer should invite you to a meeting to discuss your grievance. You have the right to bring a work colleague or a trade union representative with you to the meeting.