There are different exit strategies for leaving employers. The appropriate strategy will depend on the individual’s circumstances.
In some cases an employee may simply wish to resign from their employer to pursue other opportunities.
In other instances though an employee could have a falling out with their boss. They might wish to leave, but at the same time protect their interests. There could be bullying, harassment, an overlooked promotion or unfair performance ratings. In such situations, what are the choices?
Lodging a grievance
In some situations you may wish to raise a grievance. It is important to read your employer’s grievance procedure to make sure that you understand the correct process.
Usually you would, first, be required to try and resolve your concerns, informally. This could mean having informal discussions with HR involvement. If, however, matters are not resolved to your satisfaction pursuing a grievance might be the next step.
You should normally have raised a grievance before bringing a claim. While it is not a requirement for you to have lodged a grievance, compensation could be reduced by up to 25% if you have acted unreasonably in not submitting one.
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