Taking action

There are five steps you can take to try to sort out most problems at work.

  1. Talking to your employer
  2. Getting involved in mediation or early conciliation
  3. Bringing a grievance
  4. Reporting your employer
  5. Taking legal action

Important Information

There are time limits that apply to sorting out some problems at work. Use the Time Limits option when you see it on these pages.

Talking to your employer to sort things out informally

  • Talk to your manager or supervisor and tell them that you have a problem at work
  • Ask them for an informal meeting so you both have time to talk and listen properly
  • If you have evidence about the problem, take it with you to the meeting
  • Take notes about what your manager says and what they agree to do

If you are a member of a trade union you can ask your trade union representative to help you with this and go to the meeting with you.

Further Steps

There are further steps you can take. These steps get more formal and there might be time limits on how long you can take. Choose Mediation and Early Conciliation below.

Mediation and Early Conciliation

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