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THE WORK ETHIC
PO Box 28287
Edinburgh
EH9 2WU
Telephone: 0131 662 6988
Fax:0131 667 8175

23 Cramond Glebe Rd
Cramond Village
EDINBURGH
EH4 6NT
Telephone: 0131 336 1619

Free EnquiryAm I Being Harassed?

Harassment results in someone feeling offended or belittled. Harassment often occurs in the workplace and a fellow employee, a manager, or a combination of the two may target the victim of harassment. Harassment often goes hand in hand with bullying in the workplace but bullying and harassment are slightly different in legal terms. If you are confused about whether or not you are being harassed in workplace, read on. If you think that you are being harassed you should contact a specialist employment lawyer today.

Workplace harassment is against the law - so what is harassment? Harassment may involve a number of the following:-

  • Rumour spreading
  • Unfair treatment
  • Unnecessary criticisms
  • Denial of promotion
  • Denial of training
  • Malicious comments
  • Sexual advances
  • Victimisation

These issues may occur face-to-face, over email or in another format. Whatever format they occur in these behaviours can be extremely upsetting for the employee who is on the receiving end of them. These problems may be classified as bullying or they may be classified as harassment depending upon the motivation of the actions. Harassment is serious and it is against the law.

If you are experiencing any of the above and the actions are motivated by something personal such as your race, your gender, your sexuality or your religion, you are extremely likely to be a victim of harassment. In the case of sexual advances, you are extremely likely to be a victim of harassment if the sexual comments or sexual advances are unwanted or are being used as a bargaining tool. If you are unsure about whether or not the motivations behind the actions you are experiencing would mean they are classified as harassment, contact a specialist employment lawyer.

Whether you are being harassed is partially dependent on the way it is making you feel. If you feel anxious, angry, concerned or upset about the way you are being treated in the workplace - this is not okay. You should be able to work in a comfortable environment and you should address suspected harassment with your manager. If you have any evidence of the harassment you should make sure you keep it all on record. Usually your firm will have procedures that can be followed in harassment situations.

If action is not being taken regarding the harassment you should contact an employment lawyer today to talk through your situation and find out the best way to deal with the problem.

Need An Expert Employment Law Solicitor in Scotland?

Please call us on 0131 662 6988 or 0131 336 1619 or complete our online enquiry form.

 

Testimonials

"Faced with a complex industrial dispute involving three parties, Callander Golf Club called on the expertise of The Work Ethic to help resolve the situation. Sound legal advice backed by high-level negotiating skills led to an out-of-court settlement to the satisfaction of the Firm's clients."

J Morrison, Callander Golf Club

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I would like to thank you so much for everything you did for us. It was also my pleasure to know a gentleman like you.

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