Bullying In The Workplace, Discrimination &Harassment

Employees are protected under UK legislation from being discriminated against on the grounds of their race, religion or belief, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

Discrimination is a serious issue and employers can face unlimited fines if it is proved that they did not do enough to protect their employees from being discriminated against.

The rights of employees to be protected from discrimination, under the Equality Act 2010, apply from the recruitment process onwards. Discrimination can be categorised as ‘direct’, ‘indirect’ or even as ‘harassment’.

Employers have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment and bullying in the workplace, and to act if allegations of such behaviour surface.

Common examples of harassment and bullying include: deliberate exclusion, unwelcome sexual advances, misuses of power or position and preventing an employee from progressing in their career.

How we can help

If you think that you have been discriminated against it is important to take action as soon as possible. At Else Solicitors we have experience of advising people at what can be a very stressful time in relation to laws that are in place to protect employees from discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace.

We can advise you of your rights, and if the issues cannot be resolved amicably we can represent you in any Tribunal proceedings. We understand how distressing these cases can be and we provide a sympathetic and confidential service.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact Stephen Stewart on 01283 526200 or email Stephen.Stewart@elselaw.co.uk.  Stephen will be happy to answer any questions you may have in relation to discrimination, bullying and harassment.

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Steve joined Else after spending over 20 years in law practices in Worcestershire and the West Midlands specialising in dispute resolution particularly High Court litigation.

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Stephen Stewart

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

How can we help?

Get in touch.

Else have a team of experienced employment solicitors, in Burton on Trent, that focus firmly on preventing disputes from occurring.

If you would like more information from our employment solicitors in Burton on Trent please call 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.