"Bullying & harassment in the workplace can have unimaginable consequences. We can support and help protect your rights."
Harassment is when someone engages in unwanted conduct which is "related to a relevant protected characteristic: Age, Disability, Race, Religion or Belief, Marriage, Pregnancy or Maternity, Sex, Sexuality and Gender, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating and intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual".
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate you on the grounds of a protected characteristic. There are a number of protected grounds and these are:
Against my employer
If you feel that your employer is bullying or discriminating against you, then you are able to raise a grievance against them. If they do not deal with the issue satisfactorily, then you may be able to bring a claim to the tribunal.
Against a colleague
An employer can be held responsible for the actions of their employees. If you feel that a colleague is bullying or discriminating against you, then you are able to raise a grievance. If your employers do not deal with the issue satisfactorily, you may be able to bring a claim to the tribunal.
Being a witness for a colleague
You are able to attend an employment tribunal and give evidence against your employer if a colleague is bringing a claim against them. You should always ensure that you are truthful, answer questions honestly and give an accurate account.
If your employer treats you less favourably because you have given evidence in favour of a colleague, you could have a claim against them yourself.
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