Problems at work


Resources in this section

This section provides you with resources for dealing with the various problems that arise at work. ACAS says on its website that “…harmonious workplace relationships are essential to optimum business efficiency. Even minor problems can develop into grievances or disputes if they’re not dealt with quickly and effectively. This is true of issues involving individuals or groups (including trade unions or other representatives).”

We agree, however our focus is not so much on “optimum business efficiency”. Our focus is on you as the individual, and all the workplace problems that you face daily. We don’t discuss how an employer should deal with problems. We give you information and guidance on how YOU can deal with YOUR problems, your legal rights and advice on how to enforce those rights for yourself. We don’t gloss over things. We say it as it is. We hold your hand when you need us and let go when you don’t.  We don’t have all the answers, but we will build up resources and guidance as you share your problems with us.

To use this service, scroll down to Related Pages  where you will find detailed guidance with signposts to the best of what is available on the web. Below that, under Related Resources you will find Employee Rescue Legal Guides, with templates, tactics and detailed information to help you with your case. There are more resources in the E-Book shop. You can also use the search facility or the site map to go straight to what you need.  If you need more help contact us and we are happy to help with specific information, advice and directions on what to do.


Grievance cover   capability cover   Alcohol and drugs cover  hearing cover   Health and safety dismissal cover   Suspension cover

How to write a grievance that gets you what you want

Going through Capability or performance management; Understand the process

Alcohol and Drugs at work; A guide to dealing with your problem

The Disciplinary Hearing; Understanding the process and surviving it

Health and Safety dismissal – A guide to your rights

Surviving a workplace suspension




This resource is published by Employee Rescue Limited. Please note that the information and any commentary on the law contained herein is provided free of charge for information purposes only. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. Employee Rescue accepts no responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the material contained in this update. Further specialist advice should be taken before relying on the contents of this summary. No part of this summary may be used, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without the prior permission of Employee Rescue Ltd.




Related pages

Case Study

Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a Christmas party fight with a monkey specialist over their love rivalry for a llama keeper was unfairly dismissed, however she received nothing in compensation.  The employment tribunal said that two zookeepers who got into a fight at London Zoo’s Christmas party should have received the same disciplinary sanction. At London Zoo’s Christmas party, zookeeper Ms Westlake got into a fight with a colleague, Ms Sanders. The fight appeared to originate over another zookeeper Mr Davies, Sanders’ former boyfriend who was... Read More
Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a…Meerkats v Monkeys
Business, Finance & Law