Solving disputes at work
Although a workplace dispute may not feel like a terribly stressful situation at first, if the situation is allowed to continue it can turn into a real problem for one or both parties involved. You spend more time at work than you do anywhere else, and if there is tension in your workplace then you will feel it throughout your day to day life and this can lead to unbearable stress. Disputes can also lead to bullying, which can lead to depression and other forms of mental illness. It is important that you recognise the difference between a dispute and bullying, so that you can report a bully and have them dealt with. If you feel that your workplace has not dealt with a bully effectively, and it has caused you significant mental stress, then you may want to claim compensation against them.
Find an injury lawyer in Kirkby Lonsdale
If you have been bullied at work and the situation has not been dealt with, you can claim compensation against your employer for not protecting you from mental harm. You are better off finding an injury lawyer in Kirkby Lonsdale to handle your case, as they will have a better idea of what you need to do and how to proceed.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our friendly, helpful team. They will let you know how likely it is that your claim will be successful and pass you over to an injury lawyer in Kirkby Lonsdale who will work with you on your claim. Your injury lawyer in Kirkby Lonsdale will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to ensure you get the compensation you deserve, and you shouldn’t even have to face your employer in court.
How to solve a dispute
Before a dispute becomes too involved, you can follow these easy steps to try to resolve it peacefully:
- Deal with it as soon as possible. Ignoring a problem you are having at work just gives it time for resentment to build and the problem to become more serious. As soon as you realise there is a problem, you should start thinking about ways to resolve it;
- Speak to the other person. Before speaking to anyone higher up, make sure you speak to the other person involved in the issue in a professional and friendly way. Don’t allow the problem to become an argument — simply explain your own feelings;
- Try to understand their point of view. You will never resolve a dispute if you don’t listen to how the other person feels. Try to see things from their point of view so that you understand their take on the situation. In this way, you are more likely to come to an agreement that you are both happy with.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown