Do you know anyone who has experienced bullying and harassment at work? Perhaps you yourself have been the victim of harassment. This could be mental or emotional in nature, or it could potentially refer to physical violence. Bullying is an all-encompassing word that covers many instances of one person being nasty to another.
It is upsetting enough to be targeted by a bully, whether it happens at school or at work. Yet it is easy to underestimate the effect it can have on the person being bullied. Just as children may be afraid to go to school to confront their bullies, so adults may dread going into work. They may feel isolated and start to experience the feelings associated with stress and depression, too.
Does bullying need to be physical to have an effect?
As you may guess from the details given above, the answer is no. Suffering from stress, depression and anxiety are all perfectly possible in this instance. People often need to take time off work to recover from such symptoms and conditions. Additionally, these conditions can have a significant effect on their personal lives.
Every employer has a firm duty to make sure no employees are harassed or bullied while at work. Furthermore, if such a situation is brought to their attention, they should do everything they can to make sure they resolve it.
Are you wondering if you could claim compensation for bullying and harassment at work?
If you are, you are in the best place to speak to someone who may be able to help you. We’ve been chatting to people from all walks of life for over 16 years, and if you wish to call us, our experienced advisors could help you, too. There is no obligation to press on with making a claim if you decide not to, but you might find you have a good case that should be answered.
To find out whether that is the case, call 0800 689 0500 to reach Accident Advice Helpline. Alternatively, call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to find out if we can help you claim compensation for bullying and harassment at work. When you have a chance to speak to someone who has experience of making legal claims for compensation, you’ll see how easy it is to discover where you stand in your own bullying situation.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen