This Invitation to a Grievance Investigatory Meeting Letter should be used
by employers to request that an employee attend an investigatory meeting in
order to obtain information regarding another employee’s grievance.
In some cases, it may be necessary for employers to obtain more information
about the facts of a matter before holding a formal grievance meeting. If a
grievance investigation meeting is needed, the employer should carry this
out as soon as possible after the grievance is received.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires employers to comply
with core principles for collecting and processing data. In this context,
this information will normally be provided through an employee privacy
notice at the start of the employment relationship. The letter reminds the
employee of the importance of treating all information confidentially.
This letter takes account of the ‘ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and
Grievance Procedures’. In handling a grievance, employers should be aware
that if a tribunal upholds a complaint by an employee in a situation where
the code is relevant, and it is found that either side unreasonably failed
to comply with one or more of the code's requirements, the tribunal can, as
a result, adjust compensation by up to 25%, either up or down.