Independent appeals

The Agency also facilitates a range of independent appeals (mainly grievance, bullying / harassment and discipline), for example where the final stage of an organisation’s procedure offers the option of 'an independent appeal of the decision via the Labour Relations Agency'.

The appeal service is available to education, libraries, local government, voluntary organisations, and other public services and bodies in accordance with policies and procedures agreed between employers and trade unions.  The Labour Relations Agency works with 19 independent arbitrators who specialise in different areas and who will chair the panel for the independent appeal.

There is no charge for using the Labour Relations Agency Independent Appeals service.

Last updated: 05 October 2021