Bullying & Harassment
At Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, our Team of Dispute Resolution Solicitors are experts in Employment Law, often helping those who have experienced bullying and/or harassment in the workplace. Whether you are an employee seeking to take action, or you are an employer looking for legal advice regarding your responsibilities, Hodgkinsons can help you.
Under the Equality Act 2010, harassment is considered unlawful. Bullying and harassment is classified as a behavior which makes an individual feel either intimidated or offended. This may be achieved in several ways such as by spreading malicious rumours, giving unfair treatment or denying the individual of development opportunities. Whether the treatment happens face-to-face, over email, social media, letter or phone, it is classed as harassment. Harassment is often associated with a number of factors such as:
- Religion or belief
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Reassignment
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
If you are experiencing harassment or bullying at work and you have taken steps to address the problem, our expert Employment Solicitors can help you to take legal action at an employment tribunal. Your Solicitor will assess whether the harassment lies under the Equality Act 2010 and whether you are protected under this legislation. This outcome will then impact the way in which your Solicitor helps you to resolve your matter.
Warning: It is important to be aware that there are strict time limits on employment tribunal cases. Anyone wishing to issue a claim is required to do so three months less one day from the date on which the detrimental treatment or dismissal occurred.
Employers are responsible for implementing anti-bullying and harassment policies which help to prevent bullying and harassment. Employees are owed a duty of care from their employer who should prevent employees from experiencing such behavior in their workplace and protect their welfare. All employers are required to take action against any unlawful harassment. If you would like legal advice regarding your responsibilities as an employer, our specialists can help you.
Our Solicitors understand the emotional impact which experiencing such behavior can have which is why we will always address your matter in a professional, understanding and efficient manner. Our Team have many years of experience in providing both employers and employees with the necessary advice and guidance on what steps they should take next. We will always work with you to ensure that you are protected from further bullying and harassment. From raising your complaints to bringing legal proceedings, we will be on hand to help you throughout the entire process.
Whilst our Employment Solicitors are based in Skegness, they often represent a variety of individuals based all over the UK. Our Team of Solicitors have the ability to act for Clients in Skegness, rural Lincolnshire, across the East Midlands and beyond to include Boston, Louth, Lincoln and Grimsby. To get in touch with a member of the Team call Hodgkinsons Solicitors on 01754 897150 or submit your online employment claim enquiry form and a member of the Team will be in touch.