Glossary - G
Lawyers often use technical terms. This guide to common legal words will make it easier for you to understand the law and Victoria's legal system. It will help you understand the legal information you need to read when you have a legal issue or problem.
- general damages
Part of the money a court orders a defendant to pay as compensation. General damages cover losses that cannot be calculated exactly, such as money for pain and suffering, disfigurement or loss of earning capacity or enjoyment of life.
- grievance procedur
e The steps that need to be followed by someone with a complaint, often against an employer or government department or agency.
A binding promise made by one person to ensure that another person carries out their legal obligations. The person making the promise is called a guarantor.