A lot of people have to deal with harassment in the workplace. Whether it is sexual-harassment or another kind of harassment, it’s something that many people deal with on a day-to-day basis. When you are being harassed at work, you sometimes feel alone, especially if the person who is harassing you is the person that you work for. Below are some of the things that you can do when you want to make a harassment claim and the steps that you should take to help things get better.
Keep a diary
Make a note of all the behaviour which offends you; the days, periods and places where it happened. Also if other people were present, make a record of who they are. This is going to make it easier to make a formal complaint.
What happens if it carries on and you make a harassment claim?
Once you have faced your perpetrator, if they keep on harassing you you have to inform your employer. A lot of employers have a procedure in place to deal with such instances – abide by it. The employer ought to investigate the grievance and handle it. You’ve got the legal right to bring someone along to the meetings regarding your complaint. They are able to help if you need the help. Once more, keep writing down everything that happens.
Should I bring the situation to one of the tribunals for my harassment claim?
These are outside committees that assess whether or not employers have behaved unlawfully and do their best to make the situation better. You ought to check out a tribunal in the event that:
- Your harassment carries continues and you have reported the problem to your boss
- Your harasser owns the company and there is nobody else to make a complaint to
- If you aren’t pleased with how an investigation has been dealt with and/or you’re not happy with your outcome
Harassment is hard to deal with. But when you make a claim against someone for harassment, you’re going to discover that it’s not as difficult as you think it might have been.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to help you with your harassment claim. We can help you make a claim and ensure that your rights are protected. It will make your situation much easier for you to deal with.
Harrassment can cause psychological injuries such as anxiety and depression. These injuries can be compensated for and we would like to help you do this.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Don’t suffer in silence, get some free legal advice today.
Date Published: 23rd February 2013