Definition of Grievance:

  1. Law: (1) Injury, injustice, or wrong that affords reason for resistance or a formal expression as a complaint. (2) The complaint itself.

  2. A real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.

  3. HR: Specific complaint or formal notice of employee dissatisfaction related to adequacy of pay, job requirements, work conditions, other aspects of employment, or an alleged violation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Synonyms of Grievance

Abomination, Affliction, Affront, Allegation, Atrocity, Bad, Bane, Beef, Beefing, Befoulment, Bellyache, Bellyaching, Bitch, Bitching, Bitter cup, Bitter draft, Bitter draught, Bitter pill, Blight, Bone to pick, Boycott, Bugbear, Burden, Burden of care, Calamity, Cankerworm of care, Care, Challenge, Charge, Complaining, Complaint, Compunction, Corruption, Cross, Crow to pluck, Crown of thorns, Crushing burden, Crying evil, Curse, Damage, Death, Defilement, Demonstration, Demur, Demurrer, Despoliation, Destruction, Destructive criticism, Detriment, Disease, Dissent, Disservice, Distress, Encumbrance, Evil, Exception, Expostulation, Faultfinding, Gall, Gall and wormwood, Great wrong, Grievance committee, Gripe, Griping, Groan, Groaning, Gross injustice, Grouse, Grousing, Grudge, Grumbling, Hardship, Harm, Havoc, Holler, Howl, Hurt, Ill, Imposition, Indignation meeting, Indignity, Infection, Infliction, Injury, Injustice, Kick, Kicking, Load, March, Miscarriage of justice, Mischief, Murmuring, Nemesis, Nonviolent protest, Objection, Open wound, Oppression, Outrage, Pack of troubles, Peck of troubles, Peeve, Peevishness, Pest, Pestilence, Pet peeve, Petulance, Picketing, Plague, Plaint, Poison, Pollution, Protest, Protest demonstration, Protestation, Qualm, Querulousness, Rally, Raw deal, Remonstrance, Remonstration, Rigor, Running sore, Scolding, Scourge, Scruple, Sea of troubles, Sit-in, Sniping, Sorrow, Squawk, Squawking, Strike, Teach-in, The worst, Thorn, Torment, Toxin, Trial, Tribulation, Trouble, Unfairness, Venom, Vexation, Visitation, Waters of bitterness, Weight, Whining, Woe, Wrong, Yapping, Injustice, Unjust act, Wrong, Injury, Ill, Offence, Disservice, Unfairness, Evil, Outrage, Atrocity, Damage

How to use Grievance in a sentence?

  1. A strong majority of the employees with MellaBakers Inc felt negatively towards the changes in overtime pay. They filed an official grievance with the company. The hearing will be in three weeks.
  2. Failure to redress genuine grievances.
  3. My friend was injured on the job and filed a grievance that got him time off to recover and some compensation for his injury.
  4. The grievance of the man had been so bad that he was looking into submitting a formal letter of complaint to the city so that the large branches that broke his roof would be cut down.

Meaning of Grievance & Grievance Definition