Are you working in an environment where unwanted touching or offensive jokes and comments are normal? Is a boss or colleague making unwanted sexual advances? Are you being humiliated in front of colleagues? You deserve to work in an environment free of harassment and bullying. The law insists that employers hear any complaints and take the right steps to stop the harassment. If they don’t then our experienced employment solicitors can help you hold them accountable.
Examples of bullying/harassing behaviour include:
- Spreading malicious rumours, or insulting someone by word or behaviour (particularly on the grounds of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief)
- Copying memos that are critical about someone to others who do not need to know
- Ridiculing or demeaning someone – picking on them or setting them up to fail
- Exclusion or victimisation
- Unfair treatment
- Overbearing supervision or other misuse of power or position
- Unwelcome sexual advances – touching, standing too close, the display of offensive materials, asking for sexual favours, making decisions based on sexual advances being accepted or rejected
- Making threats or comments about job security without foundation
- Deliberately undermining a competent worker by overloading and constant criticism
- Preventing individuals progressing by intentionally blocking promotion or training opportunities.
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If you require help then our Employment Solicitors will be able to assist you with your query. We will always aim to seek a solution or resolve your claim / matter outside of the Employment Tribunal. Our specialist Employment Solicitors understand that Litigation problems can prove extremely stressful and worrying, but ignoring these issues will not make them go away. If you are struggling with Employment matter, please Contact us for advice from our specialist solicitors.
Further reading The Law Society: Problems at Work