Yesterday I successfully concluded another whistle-blowing claim for a lovely client. Read my post to find out more about the case and the result I obtained for my client….
My client came to see me after a member of his family had recommended my services. We met in person just before the current lockdown and my client explained that over recent months, he had been raising concerns with this employer about fraud and health and safety failings.
His employer had not taken the concerns seriously. In fact, just prior to our appointment my client’s Manager had screamed at him in front of another colleague, telling him that he would see him in a disciplinary hearing for causing trouble. My client was shell-shocked when we met and his expectations of what could realistically be achieved were low because he felt he would be dismissed and there was little he could do to influence the situation.
I acted quickly in getting my full written advice to my client. I advised him that based on his instructions he had claims for detriments because of raising protected disclosures and health and safety concerns. I also felt he could have a potential claim for constructive unfair dismissal because of the humiliating way his Manager had spoken to him in front of another colleague (an act already being denied by the employer), and the failure to act upon his serious concerns.
My client’s objective was to leave his employment without returning to the premises. As such I undertook various pieces of work to strengthen my client’s position including an objection to the conduct my client was being subjected to, a formal grievance, a subject access request and a without prejudice proposal to seek an agreed exit.
A Great Result For My Client
Within just under three months we finally managed to broker a deal that saw my client walk away with a significant five figure compensation payment, an agreed reference, and a hefty contribution towards his legal fees. More importantly, my client’s key objective of never returning to the workplace was secured in the safe knowledge he had enough compensation, plus the reference, to help him find other work.
My client was delighted with the outcome and was kind enough to send me the following message: –
“Many thanks for the work you have done on my behalf. A member of the family recommended you & I will have absolutely no hesitation in passing your name on”.
Can Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Help You?
The case above demonstrates to me how weak employees sometimes perceive their position to be. My client felt his case was hopeless and his employer held all the cards which absolutely was not the case. If you are struggling at work because you have raised concerns, you may have an actionable employment law claim. Please call us on 01522 440512 for a free initial telephone consultation. Alternatively, for more information about these types of Employment Tribunal claim, please visit our website at https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/employees/workplace-problems/bullying-and-harassment/
Director, Specialist Employment Law Solicitor