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GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE SAMPLE

Work related problems can arise in any place of employment. We hope individuals will try to reconcile differences on an individual basis. Should this not be possible, to resolve a problem quickly and fairly, the Company has developed a grievance procedure using the following steps:

1. If you have a problem, notify your supervisor immediately. Most difficulties can be settled promptly at this point. The supervisor shall respond in writing within five (5) days of meeting with you.

2. If the problem is not resolved to your satisfaction you (and a co-worker of your choice, if you wish) may go to the Human Resources manager and verbally explain the problem to him/her; or you may instead submit the problem to him/her in writing. This step should be taken within five (5) working days after your supervisor has given his/her decision or after the incident giving rise to your grievance, whichever is later. If the circumstances require it, the [previously identified official] will conduct an investigation.

Following his/her investigation, the human resource manager will respond in writing to your grievance. The decision shall be final.

Second Circuit | Mazzei v. Money Store, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12994 (2d Cir. July 15, 2016)

Seventh Circuit | Half a Loaf: Court Rejects ADA "Safe Harbor" But Approves Pre-Regulations Wellness Program as "Voluntary" The EEOC’s attack on employee wellness programs as unlawful under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that began in 2014 with three lawsuits, and continued with more recent regulations under these laws, has taken another turn. On September 19, 2016, a federal court in Wisconsin denied the EEOC’s summary judgment motion in one of the three cases that directly challenged an employer’s wellness program requiring employees who sought health plan coverage with a wellness component to undergo a medical examination or pay higher premiums. EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., Civil Action 1:14:-cv-01019 (E.D. Wis., Sept. 19, 2016)

Texas | Rhymes v. Filter Resources, Inc.

Sixth Circuit | Smith v. LexisNexis Screen Solutions, Inc., __ F. 3d ___, 2016 WL 4761325 (6th Cir. September 13, 2016)

Eleventh Circuit | EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, No. 14-13482 (11th Cir. Sept. 15, 2016)

California | Ogannesian v. ICC Collision Centers, Inc.

South Carolina | Joseph v. South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Third Circuit | First Niagara Risk Management, Inc. v. John A. Folino (E.D. Penn. August 11, 2016)

Minnesota | Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. v. Vlamis (Sept. 6, 2016)

Seventh Circuit | Amglo Kemlite Labs., Inc. v. NLRB, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15100 (7th Cir. Aug. 17, 2016)