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Hi Grace. How long have you worked there for?
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Many thanks for your patience. The law is relatively silent on such matters as it does not stipulate a specific procedure on how the person subject to a grievance should be contacted or advised of the outcome and the timescales within which this needs to be done, Often this would be contained in a dedicated internal policy but at the same time there may simply be o such policy in place. It is therefore down to what may be considered acceptable and good practice. So it could be open to argument as to what is an unreasonable procedure or an unreasonable delay.
Also it could be somewhat difficult to link the grievance procedure to the performance in the interviews. I know in your mind this may be clearly linked but objectively that may not necessarily mean that your performance would have definitely been better and to the standard they were looking for, had you not been subjected to a grievance at the time.
I would say that you are entirely free to request two separate meetings but that would be down to the employer. Nothing in law says they need to agree to such a request. In terms of challenging this from your end now, you have the option of raising a grievance yourself about the way this was handled. Apart from that the only other option is a constructive dismissal claim.
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Thank you. If there are no other positions available for this person what do you think the best outcome is, what would the employer best do with them?
thank you. it is not possible to force the employer to move this person. However, if you believe that the complaints they have been making are malicious and done intentionally then you could make your own complaint against them. The employer could the decide whether there are grounds to move them