Bullying and harassment representation
What can I do if I am suffering harassment and bullying at work?
If you are suffering from bullying or harassment at work, you need to take action to stop it. We can help represent your position to your employer. Call us on the number above for a quote and a chat with a qualified solicitor. We are based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, but act for employees all over the UK.
If you “suffer in silence” you could be risking your health and your job.
Firstly, take a look at our information on harassment and bullying. Check out whether your employer has any relevant policies in the company handbook such as a harassment policy or a grievance procedure. Consider if you can approach the aggressor to ask them to stop, or if you wish to discuss the issue with a manager or put the complaint in writing to your employer. This can be a complex decision, so do feel free to call us if you need help.
How can our solicitors help?
We can talk to your employer, help you draft a grievance (if necessary) and give your employer some pointers as to how to best deal with the situation. We have years of experience in handling complex and sensitive issues. Call us today.
Can I claim unfair dismissal due to bullying or harassment?
If you can prove that there has been a breach of mutual trust and confidence between employer and employee due to harassment or bullying at work then in some circumstances you may be able to resign and claim constructive dismissal. For instance, if, despite warnings your employer has failed to stop the bullying, you may be entitled to resign and bring a claim. However, this is a complex issue and you should take legal advice before making any decisions. If you wish to bring a claim, we can help you with employment tribunal representation.
Please note that if you are an employee you must bring most employment tribunal claims no later than three months from the date of the act of the harassment so do not delay in seeking advice!