Harassment at work
Work is important; without a people working, earning their own income, as a nation and a society we will not be able to develop a robust and thriving economy. The majority of us, although we may grumble and groan on a Monday morning, are fortunate enough to have employment we enjoy.
There may be the odd one or two things that we detest about our jobs but, on the whole we do not mind going to work. And, with the festive season upon us, many office parties will be in full swing across the UK, as colleagues enjoy reminiscing about the year that had flown by and what the next year would bring.
Not everyone enjoys the same outlook on work and colleagues.
“It was a difficult place to work. What started as work-place jokes soon turned into something more serious. To cut a long story short, I became so harassed and bullied at work that despite lodging formal complaints with the management of the company, they did nothing to prevent or deal with the issues. In fact, my line manager also became part of the problem. The stress has rendered me a shadow of my former self”
As your injury solicitor Brent Cross will tell you, your employer’s responsibility to keep you safe at work goes beyond keeping your safe from physical harm. Your company also has responsibility to keep you emotionally safe to. In this case, the bullying and harassment of this employee was not taken seriously; despite them being told on several occasions, through official channels too, they did not respond.
Emotional stress and well-being is important; without it you cannot function in your everyday life, least so being productive at work. The Accident Advice Helpline understands this and, with the legal expertise of our injury solicitor Brent Cross, we can lodge a compensation case against your employer.
How we can help in this case
We can create a detailed case, highlighting the issues and shortfalls on the employer in effectively dealing with the issues that were causing the employee harm to their emotional well-being. For this, we will attempt to claim the maximum level of compensation due.
We can also include in the compensation case any other costs incurred as a direct result of the employee being incapacitated. Counselling services are notoriously over-worked within the NHS and so many claimants feel that they have to ‘go private’. We can add all these extras costs to your compensation case.
Why not call us?
Here at AAH, our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you think you might have a case, talk through all the options with our professional advisers at a time that suit you.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown