Workplace Bullying – Can I Make A Claim for Compensation?
Most of us don’t really think about bullying as an issue which happens in the workplace, we consider it more as something which goes on at school or in the playground between children. It is the case, however, that bullying is rife within places of work and some would argue that adults can, in many ways, be worse than children. Bullying should not be accepted by your employer and if they do and you suffer as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim in St Nicholas at Wade. There are different types of workplace bullying and you could be experiencing them without even knowing.
Signs and Effects of Bullying in the Workplace
Signs of bullying may include an individual attempting to humiliate another person or it may involve leaving someone out of organised meetings, events etc. Bullying is serious, no matter what manner it is and should be dealt with immediately. The effects of bullying include, reducing the person to tears, feelings of depression and even causing them to stay off work as a result. Your employer should take bullying very seriously. If you are being bullied, it is highly important that you deal with it head on; otherwise it may be liable to get worse. No one should be faced with bullying, whether in the workplace or otherwise.
What Can I Do?
If you are being bullied, you should initially speak to your supervisor, who would be expected to take steps to deal with it. If they fail to do this and you end up having to seek medical attention, you may be able to make a compensation claim in St Nicholas at Wade. You should not stress or worry about making a claim, as these will be handled with the upmost discretion and it is highly unlikely that your line manager would even find out about it.
The claim process for workplace bullying is relatively simple and you would be making your claim against your employer’s insurance company, rather than any particular individual. You would initially make a call to Accident Advice Helpline, who will put you in touch with a specialist solicitor to handle your case. The solicitor will be highly skilled in dealing with these cases and will do their upmost to put your mind at rest. The value of the claim will depend on the effects and causes it has had on your life. The duration will also be dependent on a number of factors so it is important to be patient throughout the process.
You can speak to Accident Advice Helpline at any time in relation to your compensation claim in St Nicholas at Wade and someone will be able to help. There is a ‘no win no fee’ obligation which means you won’t have to worry about paying out if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: 18th August 2013
Author: David Brown