How to solve disputes between colleagues and make a claim if necessary
Any dispute between colleagues needs to be sorted out sooner rather than later so that it does not affect their output, or the running of the company. It could also cause a workplace injury in West Lothian. Whether you are an employer or another colleague hoping to step in and help mediate the issue, it is best to help your colleagues to resolve their issues sooner rather than later.
How to avoid a workplace injury in West Lothian
If you are concerned that the dispute might lead into dangerous territory, fights or injuries, then you should go to the management team in order to get it resolved, rather than trying to help out yourself.
- Arrange a meeting. Speak to the colleagues directly and arrange a meeting between them, where they can both air their grievances, and a plan of action can be worked out. It is always easier to solve a problem if the people involved are able to speak directly.
- Act as mediator. If the situation is very upsetting for one or both people involved, then there may be a lot of anger or upset. The best way to avoid this and to keep the conversation professional is to act as an unbiased mediator who can ask questions and offer a point of view which is outside of the situation.
- Take action. As an employer, you should be able to take action against any employee that is behaving badly, or who is going against the rules set out in their contract. Don’t be afraid to sanction one or both parties if you feel it is necessary.
- Move the employees apart. This may be trickier if they work in the same department, but if necessary moving the employees so that they spend less time together can help to ease the situation and help them to concentrate on the job at hand.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
If there has been an accident which you feel was caused by the negligence of your employer, or one of your colleagues, you may be able to make a compensation claim if you have sustained injuries. You can get help deciding whether or not to make a claim by calling Accident Advice helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
The team will happily talk you through what has happened and what your chances are of making a successful claim for a workplace injury in West Lothian, before passing you over to experienced injury lawyers who will work on your claim with you. Your lawyers will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve so that you don’t have to go to court. They will also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get your claim in West Lothian.
Date Published: 28th August 2014
Author: David Brown