Bullied at Work
Employers are required by law to provide a safe and supportive workplace, free from harassment, bullying and victimisation.
We can help if you are a victim of workplace bullying.
Bullied at work
No employee should have to suffer the distress of being harassed at work. Employers are under legal duties to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from being bullied at work or harassed.
Harassment can take many forms, from being the subject of malicious rumours and unfair treatment, to being picking on or denied training or promotion opportunities.
If you are facing harassment at work, it can take a huge amount of courage and confidence to raise the issue. Taking early advice can ensure you follow the correct legal procedure and examine all options to achieve a resolution, whether that is resolving the issue informally, through formal internal procedures, negotiating settlement or pursuing a tribunal claim.
Are you being bullied at work?
Harassment can manifest in a broad range of conduct and scenarios, it may relate to a one-time incident or to a systematic campaign.
If you have been made to feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or offended in the workplace, you may have a claim for workplace harassment and should take action to protect your interests.
Harassment can be devastating and it is important for victims to act quickly to get support and try to resolve the issue quickly to minimise the stress and impact on you, your health and livelihood.
We can help
DavidsonMorris’ employment law specialists are here to help employees deal with workplace harassment.
We understand the distress that harassment can cause, and the importance of finding a way to resolve the issue quickly and in your best interests.
We will review the facts of your case to identify the legal basis for a complaint, and will support you through the complaint process, liaising where necessary with your employer and their representatives.
We are experienced in dealing with the evidentiary challenges of harassment cases, particularly where the employer responds with a defence of banter or constructive criticism.
Where resolution is not possible or realistic and there is legal basis for a tribunal claim, we are experienced in negotiating exits and settlement agreements with terms agreeable to you. If settlement can’t be reached, we can guide you through the tribunal process from early stages through to expert representation during the tribunal proceedings.
We also offer guidance if you have already taken action about harassment, such as making a grievance, and are subsequently treated unfairly as a direct result. Victimisation can form an additional part of your claim.