Piscitelli v Zilli Fish Ltd - Statutory Disciplinary Procedure [2005] EAT

Although employees can benefit from a fairly relaxed interpretation of what amounts to a "stage 1 grievance letter" (ie for purpose of the "grievances" part of the statutory dispute resolution requirements which must be undergone since 1.10.2004 to allow a tribunal to entertain a claim) a less relaxed interpretation is given to what amounts to an appeal for the purpose of the "disciplinary" part of those requirements.

The EAT has ruled that an employee's letter attempting to negotiate a cash settlement of a dispute does not of itself amount to an "appeal".

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