Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
3 minute read
25 Jul 2022
4:30 am

Problem with your manager at work? Here’s how to file a grievance

Ina Opperman

A grievance procedure is essentially not to be used as a stick, but as an olive branch. It is a way of resolving a problem at work.

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Do you have a problem with your manager at work? You can resolve it by filing a grievance. Normally an organisation has rules and a code of conduct enforced from the top down. However, sometimes it happens that you are aggrieved and require a formal platform to engage with management on these issues without fear of reprisal and this is where a grievance can help, says Michael Opperman from Omni Labour Consultants. “South African labour law recognises this need and has created a way to file a grievance within the realms of the organisational parameters of a company. A grievance...