Are You Having Problems at Work?

Unfortunately it is a reality that some of us will encounter employment problems at work. This often arises from discrimination against us from colleagues, and if this happens to you, it is important that you have the facts to deal with the situation.

Often discrimination at work can lead to problems at work, and will focus on one or more of the following employment categories, however it is against the law to discriminate based on:

  • Race
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Religion / belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marriage / civil partnership
  • Colour
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Pregnancy / maternity leave

Employers have a duty of care towards their employees, and if any of the above problems at work apply to you, it is important that you report any problems in employment through the appropriate channels, for example an employee representative or someone working in human resources.

How to Resolve Your Problem at Work

The first step to take in solving a problem at work is to informally discuss it with your employer.  If this is unsuccessful in solving the problem in your employment, you should make a formal complaint using proper company procedure.

You should be able to find your employer’s employment grievance procedure in writing, usually in your:

  • Human resources or personnel manual
  • Employment contract

If the matter causes you to suffer physically, emotionally or financially you may have grounds to make an employment compensation claim.

Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?

If you feel you have been discriminated against in any way while at work, it may be necessary to enlist the help of a specialist employment law solicitor.

Because of the sensitivity surrounding a case such as this, many employment law solicitors will offer to take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you could make a substantial claim with virtually no risk.