The grievance process

The University respects the right of members of staff to raise any appropriate grievances they may have relating to their work. 

All parties concerned are responsible for working to resolve the grievance in the shortest time possible. Grievances should therefore be raised informally with the Head of School or Budget Centre in the first instance.

The University operates separate grievance procedures for support, administrative and other related, and academic staff. If the matter cannot be resolved informally, the appropriate grievance procedure should be used.


Guidance for managers

Process maps

Access to the process maps setting out the grievance and disciplinary processes for each staff group is available from a University of Birmingham IP address by using your adf username and password.

Should you have any difficulty accessing the process maps from a University of Birmingham IP address then please contact the Service Desk


Tell us what you think...

...we want to hear from you

Tell us about your experience of using our new intranet pages. Did you find what you were looking for? Have you learnt something new today? Or do you wish we could improve your intranet experience?

Developing these intranet pages will be ongoing and, if you share your view and ideas, it will help us to continue to improve this important resource for the benefit of the entire University community.

We also welcome your comments on university internal communications in general. Email the team or pick up the phone 0121 414 6680. You can also tweet us. Whichever way you decide to get in touch we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you have a technical question you can contact our IT colleagues as they are much better at that stuff than we are!