Human Resources

Gartner Glossary

Employee Relations

Employee relations is a subfunction or department that is usually within the HR or legal function of an organization. The employee relations function is generally tasked with:

  1. Developing workplace policies about employee conduct
  2. Investigating any allegations of improper conduct (such as sexual harassment or discrimination complaints)
  3. Handling grievances and resolving disputes that may arise between employees or between employees and management.

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