Employee Relations


Employee relations is an underlying philosophy, along with necessary attitudes and skills, rather than a specific management function or well-defined activity. You’ll find here information on employee and industrial relations, the employment relationship, conflict and mediation, industrial action and strikes, trade unions, trade union recognition and negotiation, collective bargaining and whistleblowing.

There are other pages for: absence, communication and consultation, discipline and grievances, dismissal, employee engagement, flexible working, the psychological contract and working time.

Looking for an older report on employee relations which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

Find out more about the Whistleblower advice line exclusively for CIPD members. 

The Trade Union Act which received Royal Assent in May 2016 will reform strike laws in Great Britain. 

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Factsheets (6)

Survey Reports (10)

Policy Reports (2)

Research Reports (6)

Employment Law FAQs (36)

Case Reports (5)

Books  (12)