Do aggrieved employees have to follow a specific procedure for their claims? Esther Morris reports

What must an employee do to ensure that he has complied with the requirement to set out a grievance in writing in relation to a matter of which he complains to an employment tribunal? The EAT recently addressed this issue in Canary Wharf Management Ltd v Edebi [2006] IRLR 416.

Grievance procedure

Part 3 of the Employment Act 2002 (the 2002 Act) makes provision for a statutory framework for the resolution of workplace disputes covering both disciplinary and grievance procedures. The Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004 (the 2004 Regulations) set out how the framework is to operate. The consequences of a failure to comply may be significant for either party. For an employer,...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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