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.
We help you assert your employment rights and get the protection you are entitled to. We also represent you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation from your employer.
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.
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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.
Harassment at work occurs where bullying or unwanted behaviour towards you is related to a protected characteristic (for instance, sex, race, gender or age).
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.
You should always appeal any grievance, if you are unhappy with the outcome. If 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 compensation. We recommend that you seek legal advice before taking such action.
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).
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.
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.
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.