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Dealing with unfair treatment at work

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You may be able to solve the problem informally:

All employers must have legal procedures for dealing with grievance, dismissal and disciplinary action and all employees must use these procedures to make a formal complaint.

You and your employer should consider mediation by a third party at all stages. The following points are a brief description of the steps involved in dealing with a grievance (from the ACAS Code of Practice 1, March 2015).

If you are not satisfied, you may then be able to take your complaint further, perhaps to an employment tribunal.

More details of disciplinary and grievance procedures are to be found on the websites:

Information on employment tribunals is on the GOV.UK website.

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