Step 5: Deciding the outcome
After following a fair grievance procedure, the employer should decide on the best outcome based on:
the findings from meetings and investigations
what is fair and reasonable
what their workplace has done in any similar cases before
The employer should tell the employee of the outcome as soon as possible and in writing.
If the grievance involved other people in the workplace and it was upheld, the employer might need to start a disciplinary procedure.
If the employer decides no action is needed
To make sure there is no bad feeling, the employer should talk privately with the employee.
It’s a good idea for the employer to keep a note of how they carried out the procedure for future reference.
The employee’s right of appeal
The employee has the right to appeal the outcome, if they feel that either:
it does not resolve their problem
any stage of the grievance procedure was wrong or unfair
Find out more about the right of appeal.