Bullying in the workplace

Bullying in the workplace

Do you feel you have been subjected to bullying at work?  Are you being mistreated by your colleagues or your employer?  Do you need help to make it stop?

Bullying, harassment or victimisation by your work colleagues or employer can make going to work an unpleasant and stressful experience.  There are many reasons why it can happen – from severe discrimination to a simple clash of personalities – but your employer has a duty to prevent it from happening.  Some examples of bullying at work include the unfair manipulating of schedules, demands that are excessive, unfair criticisms of an individual in front of others, unfavourably affecting opportunities for promotion or making negative comments or allegations against the individual.

Bullying at work can often be a confusing area of the law. Currently there is no single piece of legislation which specifically covers workplace bullying and instead any claims could be contained in different pieces of legislation.

We will work to ensure that you are protected from bullying or harassment, working alongside you to come up with a solution that will achieve the best possible outcome for all parties involved. We will explain the options you have, whether this is an informal discussion with your manager, a formal grievance or even a constructive dismissal claim.  If your employer does not resolve the matter you may decide to bring an employment tribunal claim at which point we can provide assistance at every stage, including issuing your claim, preparing your case and negotiating with your employer.

If you would like to talk in confidence to one of our experienced solicitors or have any questions about your employment rights then please call us on 01268 240000 or email us at employment@palmerslaw.co.uk.

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