Bullying at Work Compensation
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Bullying at work compensation
Bullying at work Compensation
Bullying at work Compensation: It is almost certain that during one’s lifetime, one has to witness bullying at the workplace. It may be you being bullied, or someone else. Bullying has been a commonly existing behavior at workplaces but in recent year’s people has become more aware of their rights.
Bullying may cause a person significant mental stress, suppress personality, impart inferiority complex and may also cause low productivity at the workplace.
It is considered a form of assault. There have been cases where a person has committed suicide after facing bullish behavior at the workplace. Hence, if you or someone is being bullied at the workplace, he/she may file for compensation claims.
Bullying: How to define and determine
Bullying is a kind of behavior that cause stress or physical fights at the workplace. A person being bullied either face mental trauma on daily basis or it may lead to physical confrontation as a normal human defense mechanism kicks in. The person bullying you may be misusing his higher position to bully people working under him/her.
Following are a common bullying behavior observed at workplaces:-
- Spreading rumours about job security or performance.
- Directly threat about job security and using it to make one work for long hours
- Denying promotion and financial rewards to a deserving candidate
- Assigning tasks that have nothing to do with the role on regular basis.
- Stealing credit without any reason.
- Constant and unconstructive criticism.
- Overzealous micro-management and supervision.
- Setting up circumstances to showcase one’s failure.
- The withholding of important information relevant to a person.
- Ignorance or exclusion from office events, meetings and communications.
- Humiliation before of colleagues/in public.
Filing a Claim for Compensation for Workplace Bullying
Your Personal Injury lawyer compiles all evidence to prove bullying at the workplace. To prove the bullying, there has to be a series of events, other colleagues testifying for bullish behavior and negligence by one or more third parties. Your Personal Injury solicitor checks all facts and decides whether you should file for bullying at workplace compensation or not.
If you do have a powerful case for compensation claims, your personal injury lawyer sends a replica of all the evidence to the defendant. If the employer’s negligence is fairly obvious via evidence, they’ll likely look to pursue a settlement. If the employer contests it, this is often more likely to travel to a full-blown court case.
Types Of Compensation For Bullying At Work
Compensation for bullying at work can be categorized as general and special damages.
General damages can be like
- Pain and suffering.
- Mental trauma.
- Life-changing injuries.
Special damages can be like:-
- Loss of earnings.
- Future loss of earnings.
- Medical expenses.
- Future medical expenses.
- Additional transportation costs.
- Adaptions to the house.
There is no discretion with regards to special damages which are simply redressing expenses incurred and funding required assistance going forward.
Compensation for Psychological Damages
Bullying can cause mental trauma to a person causing issues in personal life, inability to deal with day to day chores, increased expenses due to psychiatrist visits. Hence psychological damages can amount to compensations like
- Mild psychiatric damage for the shorter duration like phobias and other disorders. Compensation, in this case, may vary from £1,200 to £5,000
- Moderate psychiatric damage that impacts an individual’s daily life and exists for longer duration and may need the help of a therapist. In this case, compensation may vary from £5,000 up to £16,000
- Moderately severe psychiatric damage includes severe cases of work-related stress brought on by bullying and harassment. Such behaviour may cause one workplace phobia and thereby attracting compensation from £16,000 up to £47,000.
- Severe cases of bullying and harassment can have a long-term impact on an individual’s life. The damage can be for a lifetime and leads to compensation from £47,000 to £99,000.
So, If you’re considering claiming compensation for bullying at the workplace, our Personal Injury solicitors will offer you full confidentiality and guidance on evidence collection.