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What should I do if I have a problem at work?

If you have a problem at work, it is always best to try to get it resolved quickly, at the time it's occurring.

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Act sooner rather than later

If you have a problem at work, it is always best to try to get it resolved quickly, at the time it's occurring. If possible, you should try talking to your employer about your problems informally at first. It is a good idea to keep a record of anything that is bothering you, noting down dates and what has happened. If you wish to raise a problem formally you can contact us for advice about how to raise a formal grievance.

We can advise you about your rights and the processes that should be followed. You can also find more information about your rights on the Citizens Advice website.

If you have a dispute with your employer you can contact ACAS for work and employment law advice, who can also offer independent and impartial advice about your situation and are the first point of contact if you are wishing to make a claim to an employment tribunal.

If you are considering whether to make a claim to an employment tribunal, it is important to seek advice and act promptly as there are strict time limits for making a claim. In most cases, you have 3 months minus 1 day from the date the problem at work happened.

Please see our employment guide for more information and useful resources about your employment rights, and contact us if you need further advice.