Workplace Harassment Claims
Harassment can take many forms, but if you believe you are being treated unfairly, the law is on your side to take a stand.
It can be a difficult to define what classes as harassment as certain workplaces may have relaxed rules on what is classed as “banter”, and playful jokes may easily become bullying. Examples of bullying in the workplace could be:
Unfair exclusion from activities, meetings, and emails.
Sexual innuendo, constant teasing, or verbal abuse.
Threats regarding your job security.
Team members humiliating you in front of others.
Excessive or unnecessary criticism; especially in front of others.
What are my rights against harassment at work?
The legal definition of harassment under the Equality Act 2010 is: “Unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual”.
This act protects against discrimination against:
Marriage / Civil Partnership
Pregnancy / Maternity
Religion / Belief
If you feel like you have been a victim of discrimination contact MJW Law today on 0333 456 6611.
Can I take legal action
The short answer to this is yes. If your employer is unaware of this harassment, we would recommend raising it with them or the HR department initially. However, if the harassment has been raised and sufficient action has not been taken, we would recommend contacting our specialists to advise you on the next steps.
Speak with one of the team.
As experts in employer liability, we can discuss your situation to determine whether we can take your case on and act for you on a no win, no fee basis.
Your will claim is evaluated.
When evaluating your claim, we will need to gather information to prove that there has been harassment and that there has been failure to act.
We will negotiate your claim.
Once we have gathered information on your claim, we can prepare your case for the highest chance of success, whether the claim is dealt with in or out of court.