Dispute Resolution Procedures

The university’s goal is to resolve workplace concerns equitably and quickly in the best interest of all parties. Procedures have been established to ensure that your complaints are handled in a fair and orderly way. Dispute resolution procedures for classified employees are outlined in the following paragraphs.  


Informal and Formal Dispute Resolution

In any workplace, there is potential for misunderstandings and conflicts. In most cases, you will be able to resolve these differences by talking with your immediate supervisor. You are encouraged to promptly discuss any work-related problem or dispute with your supervisors. If you are not satisfied with your immediate supervisor’s response or if you are uncomfortable going to your supervisor with the problem, the university provides dispute resolution procedures.

Dispute resolution procedures are available to all classified staff not covered by a union contract. The intention of the dispute resolution procedures is to ensure that you are treated fairly and that disputes are resolved promptly. You will not be retaliated against, and no adverse action will be taken against you for invoking the dispute resolution process, regardless of the outcome.

Dispute resolution procedures do not replace Wright State University procedures for filing discrimination or sexual harassment complaints. Those complaints should be submitted to the Office of Affirmative Action. Visit the Dispute Resolution Procedures webpage for more information regarding the Dispute Resolution Procedure for classified staff.


Grievance Procedures for Bargaining Unit Employees

Classified employees who are members of a collective bargaining unit have a right to submit grievances for alleged violations of the bargaining agreement without fear of adverse consequences. Grievance procedures are detailed in your bargaining agreement. Copies of the bargaining agreement may be obtained from Human Resources.


Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

No member of the university community may discriminate against or harass another on the basis of his or her race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The university’s policy is consistent with state and federal regulations. No person will be subjected to discharge, suspension, discipline, harassment, or any form of discrimination for having used or having assisted others in using the Affirmative Action complaint procedure. Visit Wright Way Policy 4001 to view the full policy. This procedure is designed to assist and guide you in dealing with complaints of alleged discrimination.