Resignations During a Grievance Process - Issues Arising

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 27 September 2023
Jennifer O’Neill
LK Shields Solicitors LLP
Issues covered: Resignations, Grievance, Policies and Procedures, Case Law

Employee grievances in the workplace can frequently be dealt with efficiently and amicably, but at times the process can become fraught, with those involved often under considerable strain.

Where an employee raises a grievance and subsequently resigns prior to the conclusion of the process or where an employee resigns and then raises a grievance, it can leave an employer in a difficult position. Should the grievance process be pursued? Did the employee resign in the “heat of the moment”?

Whilst such resignations are sometimes welcomed with relief by an employer, there is a misconception that the resignation automatically terminates the grievance process and that no further steps need to be

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This article is correct at 27/09/2023

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Jennifer O’Neill
LK Shields Solicitors LLP

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