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grievance

noun
 
 
/ˈɡriːvəns/
[C or U] a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly: have/nurse a grievance against sb He has been nursing a grievance against the company for several years.
[C] HR an official complaint by an employee that they have been treated unfairly: file/raise a grievance An employee may file a grievance against a manager in accordance with the provisions set forth in their contract. The aim of a grievance procedure is to encourage fairness in the handling of workplace problems.
Translations of “grievance”
in Spanish queja, reivindicación…
in French grief…
in German die Beschwerde…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不平, 委屈, 不滿…
in Russian жалоба, недовольство…
in Turkish yakınma, dövünme, şikâyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不平, 委屈, 不满…
in Polish pretensja, skarga…
(Definition of grievance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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