Martin Edwards discusses statutory grievance procedures, striking out and settlements
Statutory grievance procedure
It is still early days, but the statutory regime on disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures seems to be giving rise to a good many practical difficulties. Recent cases on the rules relating to standard grievance procedures have, thankfully, shown the EAT taking a liberal and common sense approach to a number of technical points.
In Galaxy Showers Ltd v Wilson  IRLR 83, a supervisor sent a letter complaining that he had been given a verbal warning about his conduct without proper process and indicating that if matters were not resolved, he would resign at the end of the month. The employer responded by inviting him to lodge an appeal against the warning. He refused...