What happens if someone is violent to you in the workplace?
Workplace violence can be anything from a ‘seemingly’ friendly slap on the back but can escalate and become more serious. Violence is not and shouldn’t be acceptable at any time or in any place, but it is particularly unacceptable in the workplace. We go to work to earn money to keep us, not to be hurt by bullies, so any form of violence should always be reported to your employer. If your employer fails to deal with it appropriately, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Tandragee.
What you can do?
If you feel that you have been violently attacked in the workplace, you should always make your supervisor aware of this in the first instance. If you are unsure as to whether it is actually a violent act, you should seek some advice in the first instance to make sure. If your supervisor does not take some sort of action, then you can make a compensation claim in Tandragee, as they have put you at risk.
Obviously the individual who carries out the violent act in the first place is to blame, but it is also the responsibility of your employer to ensure your safety in the workplace. If you don’t tell them about the acts of violence, then obviously you have no grounds to make a claim, but if you do and they don’t act on it, there is a definite ground for making a case.
What can be classed as violence?
Any physical attack that makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened may be classed as violence. For instance, someone could constantly pat you on the back but actually hurt you and make you feel uncomfortable and this could potentially be deemed as violence. It is all about how you interpret it and what makes you feel uncomfortable and at risk. If the violence is not obvious, you may wish to speak to the person involved and explain how it makes you feel, as they may be completely unaware that they are making you feel this way.
In the event that you have been subject to violence in the workplace and have made a complaint to your supervisor without anything being done to rectify the situation, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Tandragee. You can call Accident Advice Helpline and we will allocate you a solicitor who will have previous experience of dealing with workplace injury cases.
Our lines are open 24/7, an advisor will first deal with your call. As a company who are supported by Dame Esther Rantzen, we here at Accident Advice Helpline will do our upmost to provide you with adequate help and support to ensure you get the best possible chance of a positive outcome for your case. Call today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and get the justice you deserve through a compensation claim in Tandragee.
Date Published: 28th August 2013
Author: David Brown