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Bullying and Harassment

Being bullied or harassed at work can make your life a misery and it can be hard to know how to resolve the situation. That’s why you need to speak with our Employment Law solicitors, who will help you get the protection you need 

If you are victim of bullying or harassment, understandably you may decide that you need to leave your employer. If so, we will use our vast experience and expertise to maximise the compensation you receive.  

Request a consultation with our expert Employment Law solicitors to discuss
how we can help you assert your employment rights.

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We can help you assert your employment rights and get the protection you are entitled to. We can also represent you in maximising the compensation you receive from your employer.  

Our services include:

  • Advising you on your rights and how to assert them; 
  • Helping you raise grievances and seek redress for the bullying and harassment you have suffered; 
  • Advising you whether the treatment of you also constitutes discrimination;  
  • Advising you on whether you have been constructively dismissed; 
  • Representing you in Employment Tribunal claims; 
  • Maximising the compensation payable to you if you wish to part ways with your employer.

Our Approach

All of our highly experienced Employment Law solicitors are Legal 500 recommended leaders in their field, who provide jargon-free, commercial legal advice. We speak to you in plain English and provide specialist, practical and pro-active solutions for you.

We take the time to understand you and the challenges you face, enabling us to provide bespoke advice which is tailored to you.


“Firstly may I thank you for your excellent help and advice given in resolving this situation to an outcome that was far better than I had expected or hoped it would be!! Thank you once again for your excellent help you have given me to resolve this settlement to such a good outcome which is greatly appreciated!!”



  1. What is bullying at work?

    There is no legal definition of bullying but it can be summarised as a one off incident or series or incidents, which you find to be offensive, malicious or intimidating. It can also take the form of a misuse of power, where someone seeks to undermine or humiliate you. You can also be bullied by a subordinate, for instance through continued disrespect or non-compliance with instructions.

  2. What is harassment at work?

    Harassment at work occurs where bullying or unwanted behaviour towards you is related to a protected characteristic (for instance, sex, race, gender or age). 

  3. What can I do if I feel bullied or harassed?

    In the first instance, you should talk to your line manager or another trusted colleague. If problems persist you should raise a grievance, outlining your concerns in writing. 

  4. What should I do if my grievance does not resolve the issue?

    You should always appeal any grievance, if you are unhappy with the outcomeIf you are still experiencing bullying or harassment, you could consider resigning and claiming unfair constructive dismissal or asking your employer if it would consider agreeing an exit package to allow you to leave with compensationWe recommend that you seek legal advice before taking such action. 

  5. Can I make a claim to an Employment Tribunal if I have been bullied or harassed?

    Yes, in certain circumstances you may have a claim for unfair constructive dismissal (although you have to have worked for your employer for at least 2 years) or discrimination (which applies from the first day of employment). 

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Why choose the mlplaw team?

  • Unparalleled Expertise and Experience

We are vastly experienced, Legal-500 recommended Employment Tribunal experts who live and breathe Employment Law. From executive exits and tackling issues like unfair dismissal and discrimination to diving into the complexity of holiday pay – there is no Employment Law challenge we haven’t met head on. We provide empathetic and robust legal support to employees, helping them to achieve their successful outcomes.

  • Your case, your service

You are unique, as are the challenges you face. That’s why our approach is always tailored to you. We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs. Communication is key. We’re fluent in plain language and have no time for legal jargon. We believe in complete transparency and  proactivity, providing you with a clear path and fixed fees so you’re never caught off guard.

  • We keep your options open

The road to success isn’t a one-way street, and we’re here to keep your options open. We’re masters of alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and negotiation, which are the keys to sidestepping the time, money, and stress of legal claims.


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