How to say no to a demanding boss and make an injury claim if something goes wrong
Many employers will try to make you feel as though the only way to get ahead in your job is to do exactly what you are told when you are told to do it. This is because what they basically want from all of their employees is absolute obedience so that their lives are easier, knowing that what they want done will get done with the minimum of fuss.
However, for you this may not be a good thing, particularly if your boss doesn’t realise or care how much pressure they are putting on you, as this can cause you to seriously struggle with your workload.
- Explain why. Never just say no to an employer and then refuse to back this up with an explanation. Just saying no and leaving it makes you look like you are being disobedient for the sake of it, when actually you may have very good reasons for your reaction. In this case simply explain your reasoning and your employer should understand why.
- Work out whether this is a bad suggestion. Your employer may, from time to time, ask you to do something that you simply don’t want to do, but which you really should be doing for the good of the company. In this case you don’t really have any reason to say no, if it is your job to do it. If there is a reason that you shouldn’t do it, for the good of the company, let your employer know right away.
- Explain that this isn’t your job. You may have to look through your contract carefully, but there may be evidence in your contract that this isn’t the sort of thing that you are required to do. In this case you can say no without your employer having any legal recourse.
Making an injury claim in Cumbernauld
If your boss has made you unwell or injured you due to too many demands on your time and energy, making an injury claim in Cumbernauld will not only help you to pay for medical bills, but will also help you to stay afloat financially whilst you are unable to work due to your illness or injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an injury claim in Cumbernauld, so that you can decide whether or not this is the right thing for you to do. If you do want to go ahead, a team of experienced and dedicated injury lawyers are at your disposal, to help you make your injury claim in Cumbernauld as quickly and easily as you can.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown