Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

If you are experiencing workplace harassment or bullying, Richard Nelson LLP’s employment solicitors can help you reach a resolution. We can provide advice on your situation and help you decide the next steps to take.

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Addressing Serious Issues

We spend most of our lives at work. When there is a problem at the workplace, it can have serious ramifications for our personal lives and wellbeing.

Harassment and bullying are particularly serious employment issues. Personally, they can make you feel humiliated, worthless or degraded. The situation is often worsened by fears that no one will believe you, or that you will cause more trouble for yourself by raining the problem.

We will take the time to listen to you and understand your situation. If you’re worried about raising your concerns with someone in your workplace, our solicitors will be happy to speak to you and advise you on your next steps.

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What Constitutes Workplace Bullying or Harrassment?

Bullying and harassment can take the form of words, silence, mistreatment or, in what can often be the worst cases, physical contact. It does not have to take place face to face. Bullying and harassment can take place by email or text message.

Workplace bullying will often have a real impact on your ability to carry out and improve in your job. Denial of training opportunities, unfair treatment and regularly being undermined are all examples of bullying.

Harassment is when bullying becomes illegal. It usually occurs when bullying is related to age, sex, gender, religion or other discriminatory categories.

Bullying and harassment can happen to anyone, even those in senior management, C-level and board positions. Get in touch with us to discuss your options if you have experienced mistreatment at work.

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Resolving Bullying & Harassment

There is no definitive way to approach workplace bullying or harassment. Each case is different but here are a few general points:

– Try to resolve things informally with the person bullying and harassing you. Make it clear that you do not find their conduct acceptable.
– Get support from a work colleague, someone you can confide in.
– Does your employer have a harassment policy – get a copy and find out what you should do if you think you are being harassed or bullied?
– If you cannot resolve things informally, or you do not feel able to do so, think about using your employer’s grievance procedure and/or harassment policy.

Taking legal advice is an important step towards resolving bullying and harassment issues. By working with our lawyers, you will be able to understand your situation and the options available to you, helping you to choose the right course of action. To start the conversation, simply fill out the contact form at the top of the page.

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An Employment Tribunal expects each party to pay its own legal fees regardless of the outcome of the case. For more information, read our workplace discrimination solicitors’ pricing information.

For employees, we may be able to act for you on a “no win, no fee” basis, under a Damages-Based Agreement. However, this will be dependent on your case and the specifics of what’s involved.

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