Meaning of “grievance” in the English Dictionary

"grievance" in American English

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grievancenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡri·vəns/

a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly:

(Definition of “grievance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grievance" in Business English

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grievancenoun

uk /ˈɡriːvəns/ us

[ 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)