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Question about grievance procedure

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PetShopGirl Sun 14-Apr-13 22:22:08

I want to raise a grievance with my employer in relation to things that happened just before I went on maternity leave last November. My original intention was to do this in the 4 week period between starting mat leave and baby being born, but in the event DS actually arrived the following week, after the best part of a week in hospital, and I didn't have the opportunity. Ever since then the issues have been playing on my mind (to the extent it has interfered with my sleeping etc) and continue to upset me, but due to having DS to deal with I just haven't had the time or emotional energy to actually sit down, think, and attempt to set things out clearly.

Now that DS is five months old and things have started to get a bit easier I am very keen to submit my grievance. However, having checked the HR policy, it seems that all grievances need to be submitted within three months of an incident. Obviously I have missed this deadline. Can anyone one tell me whether I would/should be allowed any leeway due to my circumstances?


dietstartsmonday Sun 14-Apr-13 22:43:52

I'm an HR manager and i would allow some leeway but mot sure i would allow 6 months.

However i would advise you to raise it and advise why its been delayed, and see what happens

dietstartsmonday Sun 14-Apr-13 22:44:16

Not sure instead of mot sure shock

PetShopGirl Sun 14-Apr-13 23:03:25

Thanks dietstartsmonday (so does mine...).

There are actually a couple of things that have happened in the last couple of months whilst I've been on mat leave that I was also going to raise as part of the grievance. They don't really form the meat of it, more supporting evidence I suppose for the way I've been treated. So in that case could the clock actually start ticking from the last incident I mention, even if it's not the biggest IYSWIM? Sorry, didn't mean to dripfeed but I've only just thought of it like that.

dietstartsmonday Mon 15-Apr-13 16:56:50

It would certainly help your case. Feel free to pm me if you want to me specific

ItsallisnowaFeegle Thu 09-May-13 15:17:39

I'm in a very similar position Pet re; things that occurred whilst I was pg and more recent incidences. I only found out about the pg related stuff last week after looking into the current situation(s).

This thread has really helped me, as even though I've just found it out, the pg stuff was last year and I worried I may have been unable to raise it as part of my grievance. Thanks for that dietstarts.

squawkparrot Thu 09-May-13 18:41:06

Beware the friendly sounding grievance policy. Raise a grievance and you will make an enemy of someone I suspect. Make certain that the potential gain is much greater than the potential loss. If it was so long ago perhaps it is best treated as water under the bridge. .. unless the problem still exists. But I guess if it did you would not be talking about things long past?

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