Grievance decision appeal letter template

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Our Grievance Decision Appeal Letter template empowers employees to present well-structured appeals, facilitating a fair and efficient grievance resolution process.

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5 mins
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Document specs
76 words, 1 page
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Date last reviewed
1 June 2024
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grievance decision appeal letter template

What is this letter for?

A Grievance Decision Appeal Letter is a formal letter written by an individual to appeal a decision made as part of a grievance process.

A grievance process typically involves a formal complaint being made about an issue or problem, often related to employment or a contractual dispute. The grievance process will involve an investigation and a decision made by the person or organisation responsible for the dispute resolution.

If the decision made as part of the grievance process is not satisfactory to the individual, they may choose to appeal the decision by writing a Grievance Decision Appeal Letter. The letter will outline the reasons why the decision is being appealed and provide supporting evidence, if any.

The appeal letter will usually be addressed to a higher authority who will review the case and make a final decision. It is important that the appeal letter is written in a clear and concise manner, outlining the reasons for the appeal and providing any relevant evidence to support the case.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this letter be used?
As soon as possible after a decision is made
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this letter, and to whom?
The Employer (you) to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this letter be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

What communication / process sequence is this part of?

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If a grievance hearing has been held, send this model letter template for confirmation of the outcome, and a right of appeal.

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Grievance appeal hearing invitation letter template

Our Grievance Appeal Hearing Invitation Letter template invites employees to a formal appeal hearing, ensuring transparency and fairness in addressing grievances.

Grievance decision appeal

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],


Grievance decision appeal

On [date] I was informed that Company had decided to [state decision and/or action by the company] based on my grievance which I raised on [date] to [person letter sent to].

I would like to appeal against this decision.

I wish the following information to be taken into account:

  • [State reasons, mitigation, justification, etc.]

Please reply within 14 days from the date of this letter to confirm the proposed date for the appeal hearing.

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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