A three-stage statutory grievance procedure (www.practicallaw.com/1-200-3336) under the Employment Act 2002, which involved:
The employee's written grievance.
A meeting at which both sides may explain their case, followed by notification by the employer of the decision and the employee's right of appeal.
An appeal meeting if the employee appeals, followed by notification of the final decision.
See also Modified grievance procedure (www.practicallaw.com/5-200-3363). The Employment Act 2008 repealed the procedures with effect from April 2009.
For more information, see Practice note, Statutory grievance procedures.