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Employee appeal (general) letter

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Our Employee Appeal Letter Template provides a structured format for employees to appeal decisions, ensuring clarity and fairness in the process.

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5 mins
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What is an Employee appeal (general) letter?

The purpose of this Employee appeal (general) letter is to provide you with a flexible and customisable document to serve as a robust and effective starting point for you.

By using our Employee appeal (general) letter, you can streamline your process, maintain consistency and accuracy, and save time, and it can be easily adapted to fit your specific scenario.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this letter be issued?
Within the timescale outlined in the confirmation of the employer's decision that the employee wishes to appeal (usually 5 working days)
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this letter, and to whom?
The Employee to the Employer (you)
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this letter be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

Employee appeal (general) [Delete this line]

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],

I am writing to formally appeal the decision regarding [brief description of the decision being appealed, e.g., "my recent performance evaluation," "the denial of my requested leave," "the disciplinary action taken against me"]. I believe that there are grounds for reconsideration based on the following:

  1. [Performance Evaluation Appeal:

    • I respectfully request a review of my recent performance evaluation. I believe that there may have been discrepancies or oversights in the assessment process that led to an inaccurate representation of my performance. I would like the opportunity to provide additional context or evidence to support my appeal.]
  2. [Leave Request Appeal:

    • I am appealing the decision to deny my requested leave [include details of the leave request, such as dates and reasons]. I believe that my request was justified and in line with company policies and procedures. I would appreciate a review of my circumstances and a reconsideration of the decision.]
  3. [Disciplinary Action Appeal:

    • I am appealing the disciplinary action taken against me [include details of the action, such as the nature of the misconduct and the outcome]. I believe that the disciplinary process may not have been conducted fairly or in accordance with company policies. I respectfully request a review of the circumstances surrounding the incident and a reconsideration of the disciplinary action.]
  4. [Other Appeals:

    • If your appeal relates to a different type of work-related decision, please provide specific details and reasons for your appeal.]

I believe that a fair and unbiased review of the situation will demonstrate that the decision in question should be reconsidered. I am committed to resolving this matter amicably and respectfully.

I kindly request an opportunity to present my case in person or through a formal meeting. I am available at your earliest convenience and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my appeal further.

Thank you for considering my appeal. I look forward to a prompt and fair resolution to this matter.

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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