Harassment or Bullying at Work
If you are the victim of bullying at work it can be very upsetting, demoralising and it can be very challenging dealing with such. If you have made complaints of harassment or bullying at work and those complaints have not been addressed or taken seriously, the inevitable next step could be to take legal action.
Whilst harassment or bullying at work can include many types of behaviour, as a general rule it occurs when you are directly suffering as a result of the behaviour of others. Some examples can include being teased, ignored, victimised or being the victim of violence. If any of these actions cause your working environment to become in any way intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive, you could be suffering from workplace harassment or bullying. It is also common for an employee to feel there is a personal element to the bullying, this means that in some way you feel, as an individual, that your are the cause of the problem. However, you can never be to blame for the behaviour of others towards you, even if it feels that in some way you are at fault.
If you feel you are a victim of harassment or bullying at work the first action you should take is to raise your concerns and the issues you are facing with your management or the HR department, or if this is not possible you should report to another senior figure of staff. If you have followed this procedure but feel that your concerns have not been taken seriously or have been ignored, it may be time to seek legal advice.
At Centenary Solicitors we understand the negative implications harassment or bullying can have on you as an individual. Our team of Solicitors specialise in employment law and will work tirelessly to ensure your issues are resolved effectively and correctly. We are on your side, and are always happy to assist you.
If you feel you are being subjected to harassment or bullying at work, contact us today and we can provide you with the advice necessary to resolve the issue. You can complete the simple claim form to the right, select ‘contact us’ above, or speak to a member of our team by calling 0800 1123 256.