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English definition of “grievance”

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 .
(Definition of grievance noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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