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Personal Grievence

A Personal Grievance or ‘PG’ is a formal complaint made by an employee against their current or former employer.  Personal Grievances are usually raised when other informal problem-solving methods such as talking have failed to resolve an issue.

Confronting your employer about an issue you have with them can be immensely stressful - luckily the friendly team at bossed are here to help you through it. 

What to be aware of when raising a Personal Grievance

Raising a Personal Grievance is the first step in making a legal claim against your employer with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) although it doesn't always end up going that far.  Generally, it needs to be raised within 90 days of the issue occurring and is best put in writing. It is important that you raise your grievance clearly and with the right amount of detail in case legal action is required in the future.

What are the grounds for making a claim?

Personal grievance claims can include but are not limited to:

  • bullying at work

  • sexual harassment

  • racial harassment 

  • discrimination

  • unjustifiable action that disadvantages you

  • unjustifiable dismissal

  • duress due to union membership

How can bossed help me?

From the moment you contact bossed you can start to relax and know that you’re going to be well supported.  We can communicate on your behalf, clearly putting your Personal Grievance into writing, including the right amount of detail and legal references in case of future proceedings. 


Once your grievance has been raised, we will support and represent you through the process that follows; providing sound, practical advice and keeping interactions between you and your employer professional and civilised. 


Our team are expert negotiators and because we are familiar with the rights and obligations of both parties, we will confidently work towards the most favourable outcome possible for you and in most cases our services won’t cost you anything.  So what are you waiting for?  Let’s get started.

Contact our friendly team today for a FREE & confidential consultation. Fill out our form below or call us on 0800 BOSSED

What does it cost?

In most cases, our help won’t cost employees/individuals anything.  When you first make contact, we will provide a free 15 minute consultation and confidential advice about your situation.  If your problem requires dedicated support from our team and/or formal representation we will aim to ensure any fees are covered by your employer. Have more questions? Click below to read more about the difference between bossed and 'no win no fee' organisations:

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