Centel Media's Employee Grievance Form
Employee Grievance Policy and Procedure
Centel Media acknowledges that in any work environment there are times when employees need to express concerns and work related problems in a formal manner. We genuinely recognize the importance of providing prompt and considerate review of such issues. Therefore, we are providing this Grievance Policy to establish the process whereby an employee may present to Centel Media his/her concerns and other work related problems. Rest assured that no retaliatory action will result from following these grievance procedures.
Although this is a multi-level grievance policy, it is desired that the grievance be resolved at level 1. Please be sure to follow the grievance policy process and complete all forms in great detail.
This Policy shall apply to grievances by employees against Centel Media and all other employees alleging unlawful discrimination with regard to the terms and conditions of employment and Centel Media services, unlawful harassment and unfair treatment relative to work related problems or conditions that may interfere with or affect the employee’s job performance.
A. Step One
An employee with a grievance shall, within ten (10) business days after the action giving rise to the grievance, meet with his/her immediate supervisor, submit in writing the nature of the grievance and discuss the grievance. The employee shall specify in writing and using Employee Grievance Step One Form that he/she is filing a formal grievance. The employee must sign and date the grievance form. The supervisor will investigate the grievance, make a decision and inform the employee, in writing, within sixty (60) business days after the initial meeting.
A decision in Step One is required to proceed to Step two.
B. Step Two
If the grievance is not resolved at Step One, the employee may request a meeting with the next level of management in the chain of command within ten (10) business days after receiving receipt of the supervisor’s written decision or, in the case Step Two begins the grievance process with the completion of the Employee Grievance Step Two Form. The employee shall provide any and all additional information in writing regarding the nature of the grievance. The employee must sign and date the written statement. The parties shall attempt to resolve their grievance informally at this level. The employee shall be notified, in writing, of the decision regarding the grievance within sixty (60) business days.
If the employee’s grievance directly involves actions by this supervisor, then the employee may bypass this step and proceed to the next level of management within the chain of command. The employee must advance through all levels of grievance to proceed to Step Three.
C. Step Three
1. Decision by the Senior Managing Partner
Within thirty (30) business days after receipt of the decision in Step Two, an employee may request, in writing, a meeting with the Senior Managing Partner. The written request, signed and dated by the employee, must include the following:
(1) a statement concerning the basis of the grievance;
(2) a statement detailing the attempts to resolve the grievance and the results; and
(3) a statement indicating the remedy or corrective action sought.
The Senior Managing Partner may, at his/her discretion, forward any grievance to an appointed Grievance Committee. In the event that the employee’s grievance directly involves actions by the Senior Managing Partner the matter shall proceed to arbitration and be facilitated by Centel Media.
2. Decision by the Grievance Committee
The appointed Grievance Committee’s hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the Centel Media Grievance Committee Hearing Procedure. The employee shall be notified, in writing, of the Committee’s decision or recommendation within ten (10) business days after the hearing.
For all other cases, the Grievance Committee shall present their recommendations to the Senior Managing Partner who shall adopt the Committee’s recommendations or make his/her own determination. In either event, the employee shall be notified, in writing, of the Senior Managing Partner’s decision within ten (10) business days. The Senior Managing Partner’s decision shall be final. Should the employee disagree with the Senior Managing Partners decision, the matter shall be resolved via arbitration to be facilitated by Centel Media
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