There are many occasions in life when you may need a lawyer and one of which is for issues relating to the workplace. Naturally we all want to feel safe, respected and well treated in our jobs, but this is unfortunately not always the case. Thankfully we have employment law on our side which can help us greatly when we do have issues at work. There are numerous issues which you may or not be aware of that can happen in the workplace, which will require that you seek legal help. Here then, are just some of the issues which you may run into that require the help of a legal professional.
Working overtime helps greatly to boost your salary, and from the company standpoint, many rely on overtime to fill gaps in the work force. Working overtime is a simple transaction whereby you work extra hours and get paid for it, or at least it should be. You’d be surprised to learn just how many people have unpaid overtime for their jobs and in extreme cases you can consult a legal professional to ensure that you are paid what you are owed.
Bullying can happen just about anywhere and especially in the workplace. There are two main issues which can occur here, that will require some help from a lawyer. The first instance is direct bullying from authority figures in the workplace. Such a situation goes against all laws which are set in place to protect workers and if you are a victim of bullying then you need to make your voice heard. The second issues which could take place is when someone is bullied in the workplace by peers, and then they are not supported by the HR staff or by the leaders in the business. If you are or have been a victim to either situation, a lawyer can help you out greatly.
Many employment law cases involve those who have been ether unfairly dismissed, or unfairly punished for something which they may or may have not have done. For either of these situations, we generally see that the employer has not efficiently carried out their job in the eyes of the law, and in such a circumstance, your lawyer will be able to get you a great result against the employers, as well as a payout if they are found to have committed any wrongdoing.
Whilst it can be difficult to prove, being passed over for a promotion, being given the worst jobs to do or even being treated differently by your employer because of who you are or where you come from is wrong, and should be dealt with. In this kind of instance you should contact a legal professional to see what your rights are, and what you can do about your situation.
We would all love to work in harmony and be given an equal chance to succeed, if this doesn’t happen then you should seek legal help.