Grievances & Workplace Concerns Solicitors in Oxford

For Employees

Grievances & Workplace Concerns Solicitors in Oxford

For Employees

There are many ways employees become dissatisfied with work. It may be that you do not believe you are being paid correctly, that you feel bullied by your manager, or you believe you are being subjected to unlawful discrimination. The first step to deal with most concerns, if they cannot be resolved informally, will be to lodge a grievance under your employer’s grievance procedure. If you are contemplating raising a grievance we recommend that you take advice.

We can help you weigh up your options, and assist you with drafting a strong grievance so that it clearly sets out your concerns and what you are looking to achieve. We can also advise you on the grievance process (for example by explaining what you can expect at a grievance hearing and if the grievance does not give your desired outcome how best to pitch any appeal).

What are some examples of workplace grievances?

Grievances can relate to a wide variety of concerns. A grievance can relate to anything you are dissatisfied rrrrwithin the workplace.

It may be that you believe your employer is breaching your employment contract, not paying you properly, or discriminating against you. Your concern might relate to the way that a colleague, client or manager is behaving or the way that they are treating you.

What do I need to say in a grievance letter?

Your grievance should contain a clear description of the nature of your complaint, including any relevant facts, dates when events occurred and names of individuals who were present and witnessed the behaviour. You should also refer to relevant documents.

How do you win a grievance at work?

Putting together a coherent grievance letter forms the foundation of a strong grievance.  We can support clients with drafting a compelling complaint.

After you have raised a grievance your employer ought to schedule a meeting to discuss it with you. Being well prepared and knowing what to expect from that meeting can assist greatly. You are unlikely to be allowed to have us attend but we can work on the preparation for the meeting with you.

You should also be given a right to appeal the outcome of a grievance if you are unhappy with the outcome.

If ultimately your grievance is not upheld, either at an initial or appeal stage, you should consider taking prompt advice on what other options may be available to you. Sometimes if issues are serious an employer may propose a without prejudice discussion and a settlement agreement. You will need to take advice on any offer made to you.

Here at Julian Taylor HR we're a small but very experienced team of employment law solicitors. What makes us different to other firms is that you're going to be working directly with one of us - we won't pass your case off to a junior, or someone else working behind the scenes.

Our team have a huge amount of experience dealing with all areas of employment law, for both employees and employers - so don't hesitate to reach out for a chat about your own needs.

Julian Taylor Solicitor


Partner and Founder
Paula Rome


Jayne Sinclair



Chambers 2024 "Julian would always be my first choice for employment advice at any level of complexity."

What the team is known for: Julian Taylor Solicitors is a boutique firm that handles the full spectrum of employment work, including restructuring and TUPE issues. Julian Taylor Solicitors regularly advises on matters relating to employment status and senior exits. The firm represents national clients in the technology, legal and non-profit sectors.

Julian Taylor is a well-regarded employment practitioner recognised for advising his clients on an array of HR-related disputes as well as negotiating senior employee exit terms. He is additionally adept at handling unfair dismissal claims and is noted for his experience of contractual issues and post-termination restrictive covenants.

"Julian is very experienced and confident. He is pragmatic and empowers the client to make informed decisions."

Paula Rome is an employment specialist who is recognised for her expertise in employment matters involving collective consultation. She also advises on senior exits, regularly working with both employers and employees in that area.

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“This team punches well above its weight, particularly in the high quality of legal advice, client care, responsiveness and experience. While the team is small, they provide an excellent service, on a par with some of the best London employment teams."

“Julian Taylor is a fantastic lawyer. He is knowledgeable, sensible and clear. He is usually my very first recommendation when asked for an employment solicitor."

“We instruct Julian Taylor on all of our employment issues and find them to be sensitive, commercial and practical in their advice."

Founding partner and seasoned litigator Julian Taylor heads the team.

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Speak with an Employment Law Solicitor in Oxford about your Work Grievances.

Are you having issues at work that can’t be resolved, or would you just like some advice regarding the options available to you? At Julian Taylor Solicitors we’ve helped countless employees to deal with their own work grievances and how to resolve them going forward. If you would like to discuss your issue with us then just send us a message.

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