If you feel you have been bullied or harassed at work, contact our harassment lawyers to determine whether you can take legal action to assist in resolving the issues you have faced.

If you are being bullied or facing harassment at work you need to speak to one of our specialist solicitors. Contact our expert employment law team on 0161 930 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can be offensive and malicious, not to mention emotionally testing for you. This may come in the form of humiliation, or threats to your safety and well-being. The law exists to protect employees and people in the workplace. Our solicitors are very familiar with dealing with workplace bullying cases, so don’t be afraid to get in touch. With Gorvins Solicitors, you can have the confidence of knowing that you have some of the UK’s best solicitors in your corner, fighting for you on your behalf.

What is classed as workplace bullying?

Workplace bullying or harassment can manifest in various forms and can have serious negative impacts on employees’ mental health and job performance. Examples of workplace bullying include:

  • Threatening job security
  • Victimisation
  • Making sexual remarks
  • Spreading rumours about colleagues
  • Excluding individuals from workplace activities
  • Humiliation
  • Abusing a position of power
  • Persistent criticism or belittling of work
  • Intimidation or threats of violence
  • Undermining a person’s confidence by making them feel inadequate or useless
  • Setting unrealistic targets or deadlines
  • Shouting, swearing, or displaying aggressive behaviour
  • Ignoring or isolating an employee
  • Discriminating against an employee based on their gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics
  • Verbal abuse or offensive language directed at an employee
  • Physical abuse, such as pushing, hitting, or throwing objects at an employee
  • Cyberbullying or online harassment, such as sending threatening or abusive messages or emails to an employee.

These actions are not acceptable and can have severe consequences for both the victim and the employer. It is important for organizations to have clear policies and procedures in place to prevent and address workplace bullying and harassment.

Determining Whether You Have Grounds for a Workplace Harassment Claim

Determining whether you have a solid case for workplace harassment requires a thorough assessment of the facts and circumstances surrounding your situation. However, here are some factors that may indicate that you have a strong case:

  • Consistent and repeated behaviour: If the harassment has been occurring over a period of time and is persistent, this can help to establish a pattern of behaviour that supports your claim.
  • The severity of the behaviour: If the harassment is severe, such as physical abuse, threats of violence, or sexual assault, this can also support your claim.
  • Impact on your work: If the harassment has had a significant impact on your job performance, such as affecting your ability to concentrate or causing you to miss work, this can be important evidence of the harm caused.
  • Evidence: If you have any evidence to support your claims, such as emails, text messages, or witness statements, this can be very helpful in demonstrating the nature and extent of the harassment.
  • Your employer’s response: If you have reported the harassment to your employer and they have failed to take appropriate action, this can strengthen your case.

It is important to note that every case is unique, and the strength of your case will depend on the specific facts and circumstances. If you are unsure, it is best to consult with one of our experienced employment lawyers who can evaluate your situation and advise you on the best course of action to take.

When do I need a harassment solicitor?

If you feel that you are a victim of bullying or harassment at work, it is important to take action to protect yourself and seek a resolution. The first step is to tell your employer about the situation, as they have a legal obligation to provide a safe and harassment-free workplace. However, if you feel that your employer is not taking the issue seriously or is unable to come up with a solution, we can offer support and guidance. Our

experienced lawyers understand the complex nature of workplace bullying and harassment cases and can work closely with you to gather all of the necessary information and evidence to help you build a strong case. We will provide you with expert legal advice and representation throughout the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.

How can Gorvins help?

At Gorvins Solicitors, we are committed to protecting our clients from bullying and harassment in the workplace. Our experienced solicitors will work alongside you to come up with a solution that achieves the best possible outcome for you. With extensive experience in handling all types of workplace bullying and harassment cases, you can trust that your legal claim is in the best hands for achieving the desired outcome. Once we have all the relevant information from you, we can assess whether you have grounds for a case and guide you through the process, whether you wish to reach a settlement or pursue a claim to an Employment Tribunal in order to obtain compensation. Our team will keep you fully informed at each stage of the process to ensure that you feel as comfortable and supported as possible throughout the process.

Contact our harassment lawyers team today

Being the victim of bullying at work can often be a very confusing and stressful time, therefore it is important for you to consult with a workplace harassment lawyer at the earliest opportunity to help you through it. If you believe you have been, or are, a victim of workplace bullying, contact us today so that we can talk through your situation and find out if you have a case.

We know that you may have lots of questions, and we have the answers. How much does it cost? Do I have a valid case? How long will it take? What are my chances of success? During our initial consultation, we will discuss your specific situation and provide you with clear and transparent information about our fees, the strength of your case, the estimated timeline, and your chances of success. We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident and empowered throughout the legal process.

To find out more information and to get the legal advice you need, please contact our Stockport-based employment team today on 0161 930 5151, or send us an e-mail to employmentteam@gorvins.com.

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