Harassment in the Workplace Compensation Claim Advisorss UK

Harassment, unlike bullying, has a precise legal definition and there are laws in place to protect employees from this type of behaviour whilst at work. Harassment is generally defined as any type of conduct, action or comment based on the “protected characteristics” of an individual that can humiliate, degrade or otherwise cause them injury.
“Protected Characteristics” in terms of harassment in the workplace are:

  • Race.
  • Colour.
  • Ethnic or national origin.
  • Religious belief.
  • Marital status.
  • Sex.
    • Age.
    • Disability.
    • Age.
    • Sexual orientation.
    • Pregnancy/Parental status.

    Employees are protected from harassment in the workplace under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. If harassment has been allowed to occur in the workplace, there is a good chance can help you make a successful claim against your employer.
    In order to make a successful claim for harassment at work, after developing symptoms of stress as a result of your treatment, you must be able to show that the following applies to your case:

    • You are suffering from a recognised psychological illness/injury and that you are being treated by your GP.
    • That there were at least two occasions of harassment in the workplace carried out by the perpetrator(s).
    • That the perpetrator(s) involved knew, or ought to have known, that the way they were behaving amounted to harassment.
    • That the harassment occurred whilst you were employed.

    Due to the high level of expertise has in this field, we are confident we will be able to help you make a successful claim for personal injury compensation if you have suffered a mental illness as a result of harassment in the workplace.