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Personal Grievances

The vast majority of personal grievances arise as a consequence of an employee’s employment being terminated. Often the first hint of the existence of a grievance is the employer receiving a letter from the employee’s representative or from, the Employment Relations Authority. This correspondence advises that the employee has a grievance and unless the employer agrees to the proposed remedies, the matter will be filed with the Employment Relations Authority. Unsurprisingly the remedies claimed generally revolve around the employer being requested to pay significant sums of money to the employee. Typically, employees claim the employer’s reasons for, or the procedure used in, dismissing them were deficient, and as a consequence claim that the hurt, humiliation and loss of dignity suffered by the employee must be alleviated with a sum of money.

In any event, grievances can be confusing and traumatic for employers, especially when they feel they have done nothing wrong.

We have experience representing employers in similar situations as described above and you should seek our advice before you proceed to the next step