Free Grievance Letter examples & templates for Employees

Grievance Letter Templates & Examples

Free grievance letter examples for you to utilise at work. For further information of when is the right time to raise an official grievance, refer to our helpful article.

Grievance Appeal Letter: changes to employment terms and conditions

View Template

Grievance Appeal Letter: maternity leave, mishandled return, indirect sex discrimination

View Template

Grievance Letter: suspended, back injury and equal pay

Here the client has originally taken time off work with a bad back, actually caused by working too many hours. Rather than help him, they move him to an inferior role with less responsibility. He then finds out that he is being paid less than some female counterparts. When he flags this up, he is suspended for breaching confidentiality! This template grievance also comes with a without prejudice letter setting out how much money the employee is asking for and why.

View Template

Grievance Letter: bullied and discriminated against for depression

The client was suffering from depression, and rather than try to help, his employer decided to try to make working life hell for him. This grievance also includes a ‘without prejudice’ section letter setting out amounts of money for settlement negotiations.

View Template

Grievance Letter: sales person with commission cut

In this example, an English sales manager within an American software sales company has had his commission structure completely changed without any discussion. Technically, possible claims here include breach of contract, constructive dismissal & nationality discrimination. With the help of this grievance he managed to negotiate a very favourable exit package, and he even had a job lined up to go to.

View Template

Grievance Letter: redundancy appeal for pre-determined consultation

A grievance appeal concerning a redundancy situation whereby our client was singled out unfairly. The process was predetermined, the consultation was inadequate and a colleague was unofficially given the nod to take over the job when our client was going to be ‘made redundant’.

View Template

Grievance Letter: executive demoted & benefits changed

This example carries on from the template above whereby the Director was forced to resign. The employer responded with a grievance outcome letter, and this was the grievance appeal letter submitted by the employee. Again it was a very successful outcome.

View Template

Grievance Letter: off sick with depression and not given a pay rise

This example concerns an employee from a large telecoms company who was on long term sick with depression. Whilst off sick she found that she was passed over for a pay rise. This grievance letter resulted in a decent payout for her.

View Template

Grievance Letter: made redundant after making complaint

In this example, the employer was a bank and the employee was made redundant very quickly after reporting her line manager for entertaining clients in strip clubs. It looked too much like a coincidence, and when we started asking searching questions in this grievance letter about the redundancy procedure, the bank eventually gave a good settlement agreement, having originally been talking very tough through its in-house lawyer. Possible claims here include unfair dismissal and sex discrimination.

View Template

Grievance Letter: constructive dismissal after TUPE transfer

This grievance letter example features an employee with 12 years of loyal service who’s employer merged with another company in a Tupe transfer. He was then sent rude emails, bullied, threatened with a PIP (performance improvement plan) and effectively demoted by having his responsibilities changed. The aim was to force him to resign by ‘managing him out’. Here were wrote an open letter for him to be treated as a grievance and pointing out that this treatment amounted to constructive dismissal.

View Template