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Grievance Procedures (Non-Union)


[Company Name] recognizes that there are times when the need arises for employees to express concerns or complaints in a formal manner. The following procedures will ensure that nonunion employees receive a fair and unbiased review of workplace concerns.

Employees with union representation should refer to the grievance procedures outlined in the respective collective bargaining agreement.


Step 1: Informal discussion with supervisor

Employee concerns should first be discussed with the employee's immediate supervisor. Many concerns can be resolved informally when an employee and supervisor take time to review the concern and discuss options to address the issue.

Step 2: Written complaint to supervisor

If the employee is not satisfied with the results of the informal discussion in Step 1, the employee may submit a written complaint within five days to his or her immediate supervisor to include:

  • The nature of the grievance.
  • Detailed information including evidence of the issue, witnesses, related policies, etc.
  • The remedy or outcome desired.

The immediate supervisor will have five working days to respond to the employee in writing.

If the employee complaint is regarding illegal harassment, discrimination or retaliation, the employee should submit the written complaint directly to Human Resources.

Step 3: Written complaint to senior management

If the employee is not satisfied with the response from the immediate supervisor, the employee may submit a written complaint to senior management for review. A copy should also be sent to Human Resources. The request for review should include:

  • An explanation of the grievance and details of all previous efforts to resolve the issue.
  • A copy of the written complaint submitted to the immediate supervisor.
  • A copy of the immediate supervisor's written response to the employee's complaint.
  • Detailed information regarding the employee's dissatisfaction with the immediate supervisor's response.

Senior management will consult with the employee's immediate supervisor, Human Resources and any other relevant parties to evaluate the grievance and provide a written response to the employee within five days. The outcome of the review by senior management will be final unless new evidence or other circumstances warrant additional review of the complaint.


Human resources will maintain records of the grievance process confidentially and securely.



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