Grievance Procedure for Collective Bargaining Agreement
Author: Jessica Sussman
When to Use
Employees may claim they have been adversely affected by the misinterpretation or misapplication of a company policy or collectively bargained agreement. As a result, employers should implement a grievance procedure as part of a collective bargaining agreement. The procedure should set forth the manner of internal dispute resolution an employee must follow in order to have their grievances addressed. Most collective bargaining agreements include procedures for filing and resolving grievances. If an employer has unionized employees, the grievance process will involve the employee, union representatives and management representatives.