We all know that whether we are happy in our jobs depends largely upon the way in which we are treated by our employer and our colleagues. We know how hard your days can become if you are treated badly at work and how the worry it causes can even affect your physical and mental health.
We can help support you if you have suffered inappropriate treatment at your place of work.
How we can help
If you feel as though you are being or have been discriminated against, or harassed at work, please contact our Employment team, who can provide specialist and confidential advice and look to find a way forwards that you feel comfortable about.
We offer an initial free no obligation chat for you to be able to discuss your circumstances and find out about us and how we can help.
If you feel that you are being treated unfairly or differently to your colleagues, or if you feel that you are being put at a disadvantage, because of a personal characteristic, it is possible that you are being unlawfully discriminated against.
Your employer is legally prohibited from discriminating against you in relation to a number of characteristics including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
If you feel that you are being discriminated against it can be hard to know what to do for the best. The truth is, there are many different ways to respond, depending on the circumstances and what you feel most comfortable with. Please contact us and we can discuss this with you and look to find a way forwards that you feel comfortable about.
Whilst most employers make an effort to create a happy working environment, unfortunately there are some that allow toxic working environments to exist. These employers might be guilty of harassment themselves or else they might allow their staff to engage in harassing behaviour.
When people think of harassment, they typically think of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is clearly unacceptable and if this has happened to you, you will have suffered harassment at work.
But harassment includes more than just sexual harassment.
You may have been the victim of harassment if you have suffered any words or actions at work, from either your employer or colleagues, which has made you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated, and if this treatment was related to your age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sex or sexual orientation.
If you feel that you have been harassed at work, whether this was sexual harassment or otherwise, it can be hard to know what to do for the best, especially as you will likely be feeling upset or vulnerable as a result of the treatment you have suffered.
In these circumstances, it is important for us to advise you about the options available to you, so that you can choose a way forwards that you feel comfortable with. Please contact us and we can discuss your options with you and agree a course of action that you feel comfortable following.
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