I have just successfully concluded a complex claim for harassment related to sex and race. Read on to see how I helped my client…
My Client’s Story
My client had worked for their employer for just under 2 years. Unfortunately, following a change in line management, they began to experience conduct at work that made them feel incredibly uncomfortable. They were targeted with derogatory and intimidating actions, along with comments which related to both sex and race.
Despite seeking to resolve the situation through the employer’s grievance procedure, my client’s complaints were largely unresolved. In fact, things grew worse for my client who found they were bullied for raising complaints. After exhausting the employer’s grievance and appeal procedure, my client instructed me to lodge claims in the Employment Tribunal, in the final hope of finding a resolution. Claims for harassment and victimisation were pursued given how the situation at work had deteriorated for my client.
Once my client’s claims were lodged, and despite initial reluctance to engage in any sensible resolution discussions, the employer put forward a significant settlement proposal. By this stage my client simply did not feel he could return to work. In the circumstances, he instructed me to negotiate a package including a positive reference, a payment of all outstanding but untaken holiday, a payment in lieu of notice, an ex-gratia compensation payment that amounted to almost one full year of salary, along with a hefty contribution towards legal fees.
Feedback from Client
My client was over the moon and provided me with the following feedback: –
“Thank you very much! Your services have been amazing.”
Lincs Law Employment Solicitors can help you
If you are experiencing difficulties at work and are concerned about sexual or racial harassment, please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our fully qualified employment solicitors. Simply use the contact form, engage in a web chat, email email@example.com or call us on 01522 440512 and we’ll be happy to help.
Alternatively, for more information about harassment, please visit our website at https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/employees/workplace-problems/discrimination-bullying-and-harassment/