We can help if you’ve been bullied at work
It’s all too easy to pass off bullying as something out of your control, but we know how traumatic it can be. Not only does it make your day-to-day work life difficult, it can also leave you feeling depressed, alone and anxious.
Everybody has the right to feel safe and comfortable while at work – you don’t deserve to be threatened, belittled or harassed. If you’ve experienced bulling at work, we’re here to help you make it right.
Perhaps your employer didn’t put a stop to bullying when they should have, or they may have caused it in the first place – whatever your experience, you shouldn’t be left to deal with the emotional and psychological consequences.
If you’re looking for advice or would like to know whether you could make a claim, get in touch with us for free on 0800 376 0150. We’ll never pressure you into claiming – we’re simply here to answer your questions and give you the support you need.
Can you claim for workplace bullying?
You may be unsure about whether you can claim for the bullying you’ve experienced. The best way to find out is to get in touch with us online or on 0800 376 0150 for free.
We generally advise that you can make a claim if the bullying caused you psychological or physical harm and your employer was at fault. This may be because you reported it but they didn’t take action, or in fact that they were bullying you.
What is workplace bullying?
Workplace bullying comes in many different forms – many of them are laid out in the 2010 Equality Act, which legally protects people from discrimination at work.
Harassment in the workplace can be based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, as well as many other reasons. And it can be verbal abuse, email abuse, or received by phone or text. In some more extreme cases, bullying can even be physical and lead to injuries.
If you’ve experienced bullying in the workplace, we recommend that you report it to your employer as soon as possible and if it’s physical we recommend reporting it to the police.
How compensation can help
When negotiating your compensation, your solicitor will consider the affect the bullying has had on you. This includes:
- Any emotional impact or trauma
- Any expenses it has caused you and your family
- Any injuries you’ve suffered
Bullying can cause problems such as depression, social anxiety and, in some cases, suicidal thoughts. These conditions can affect your social and family life as well as your hobbies because you don’t feel like going out or socialising.
On top of this, you may have needed to take time off work, or may have lost your job altogether, which can cause financial pressure and more stress.
Our specialist solicitors will work hard to understand the full effects of your experience and get your compensation you need to get back to where you were.