Handling Grievances (PART I)

BY: STUART ADAMS, Esq.

     This article is the first in a series about grievances. It is intended as a general guide only and is based upon the opinion of its author. Anyone seeking to file a grievance or with questions on their grievance process should contact Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone or their legal representative for the purpose of obtaining legal advice specific to their needs.

What is a grievance?

     All associations operate under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and various personnel policies and practices which govern the every day terms and conditions of employment. These terms and conditions of employment, policies and practices control the actions of both employer and employee.  What happens when the employer fails to follow these terms, policies and practices? Typically, the mandatory avenue of seeking a remedy is to file a grievance.