Grievance meaning

grēvəns
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A wrong or hardship suffered, which is the grounds of a complaint.
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A formal complaint, especially in the context of a unionized workplace.
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The definition of a grievance is a complaint, or an injustice.

When you are treated unfairly at work and you complain to the Human Resources department, this is an example of airing a grievance.

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Indignation or resentment stemming from a feeling of having been wronged.
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A circumstance thought to be unjust or injurious and ground for complaint or resentment.
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Complaint or resentment, or a statement expressing this, against a real or imagined wrong.
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A complaint arising from circumstances or conditions relating to one's employment.
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In labor law, a complaint filed with or by a union to challenge an employer’s treatment of one or more union members.
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(countable) Something which causes grief.
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Origin of grievance

  • Middle English grevaunce from Old French grevance from grever to harm grieve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French grievance, from the verb grever (“to irritate; to bother; to annoy”) + -ance.

    From Wiktionary