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Bullying and Harassment at Work

 

Bullying and Harrassment at Work

Bullying and harassment at work is an extremely serious issue, often has a discriminatory element, and can have a hugely detrimental impact on the life of the victim.

Maura Hurley Solicitors are dedicated to achieving justice for those suffering from unfair treatment in the workplace. Our experts are friendly and approachable, making the experience of taking legal action as hassle-free for our clients as possible.

If you’ve been affected by what you think is bullying or harassment, seeking specialist legal advice is the next step you should take. Call Maura Hurley Solicitor 01 526-6723

While bullying and harassment are often thought to be the same thing, the definitions of the two terms are actually slightly different.

Harassment is generally unwanted conduct affecting the dignity of employees in the workplace and tends to be more blatant than bullying. It can be related to anything including age, sex, race, religion, nationality or personal characteristics.

Bullying tends to be more subtle, but can also be physical. It defines behaviour that aims to be offensive, insulting and often includes abuses of power that have the intention of belittling or humiliating the victim.

Examples of bullying and harassment are numerous, but include:

  • Ridiculing or demeaning someone
  • Unfair treatment
  • Exclusion
  • Insulting words or behaviour
  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Threatening dismissal without foundation

If you feel you have been bullied or harassed at work, we can help you launch legal action against your employer and the individual perpetrators and give you the best possible chance of achieving a favourable result at an Employment Tribunal or in a constructive dismissal claim.

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