You’re not alone if you are being treated unfairly in your workplace.
Unfortunately, unfair treatment is more common than many of us would like to think. Whether you are being harassed, bullied, or discriminated against, there are many things that can fall under the category of unfair treatment.
Although it is commonly employers that are found to treat their employees unfairly, it is not exclusively employers that are to blame. Employees can treat their fellow workers too.
As an employee, it can be extremely difficult to speak up about a work conflict, especially if it’s your employer that is the perpetrator. Standing up to the person who is paying your wages is intimidating and this is one of the main reasons why poor treatment continues to be so common in the workplace.
However, unfair treatment can have negative impacts on your physical and mental well-being. Therefore, it’s important that you resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Allowing it to continue will only cause your situation to worsen.
If you’re currently in a tough situation at work, here are some things that you can do to overcome your unfair treatment.
Contact an Employment Attorney
As soon as you begin to notice that you are not being treated in a fair manner by your employer, you should contact one of the HKM employment attorneys. Doing so will help you to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
No matter what the reason for your unfair treatment, an employment lawyer will be able to work through your case and help you to create a claim against your employee. From workplace discrimination to unfair dismissal, you can claim against your employer for the way they have treated you and hopefully win your case.
Your case may go to court and, as scary as this sounds, it is something that your lawyer can guide you through at every step of the process. If you win your claim, you may gain compensation for your treatment or you may be offered your job back in the case of unfair dismissal.
If you feel uncomfortable speaking directly to your employer, your lawyer takes some of your worries away by acting as the middleman between the two parties.
Gather Evidence and Take Note of Every Event
If you are suffering from long-term harassment or bullying in the workplace, get into the habit of recording every event that occurs. Include the time, date, location, and any witnesses that were present when each event happened.
Your records will be used as evidence if you decide to take legal action against the perpetrator, such as if and when you make a claim with the Industrial Tribunal. Your attorney will also use this evidence as part of your case in the Supreme Court if your claim gets to this stage.