Bullying and Harassment in Workplace

Workplace bullying and harassment have become significant concerns in the UK, reflecting broader changes in societal attitudes and legal standards. Bullying and harassment can manifest in various forms, including isolation, intimidation, and discrimination based on personal characteristics.

Workplace bullying and harassment

Understanding Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Attitudes toward acceptable treatment from employers and colleagues have evolved recently. Laws have changed to reflect this shift. If you feel picked on, isolated, or intimidated at work, you might be experiencing bullying. This is a serious issue for you and, if proven, for your employer. If the bullying or harassment is based on your sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, race, marital status, pregnancy, or gender reassignment, you might have a claim for unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

Raising Concerns in the Workplace

You can raise your concerns with your employer either informally or through a formal grievance. We can assist you in lodging a grievance, especially if your company lacks a formal procedure or if your complaint is severe.

Addressing Continued Issues

If the issue persists or if you have left your job due to bullying or harassment, we can advise you on your Employment Law rights.

Constructive Unfair Dismissal

If your employer’s treatment is so poor that your position becomes untenable, you might have a claim for Constructive Unfair Dismissal. This claim requires a minimum of two years’ continuous service with your employer. You must also resign directly in response to the treatment without undue delay. However, if you lack two years’ service, your resignation can still support any unlawful discrimination claim you bring to the Employment Tribunal.

How We Can Help

We can assist with all aspects of these claims. Our team will help you understand the merits of your case, the claim process, and the potential award at an Employment Tribunal. We can also guide you through claim settlement and represent you in Employment Tribunal proceedings if necessary.

If you need any help regarding workplace bullying or harassment, please contact us.