It is an unfortunate reality that assaults do occur in the workplace. Our solicitors have experience in dealing with a wide range of cases relating to assaults which have occurred during the course of an individual’s employment.
Such assaults can include: assault with a weapon, physical assault such as punching or sexual assault, including inappropriate touching. An assault at work may not result in any, or any significant, physical injuries but victims can be left with psychological injuries which may require treatment and an ongoing fear for their own safety.
Assaults in the workplace are unlawful. Employees have a right to expect a safe and secure working environment and your employer should be notified immediately of any such conduct which could be considered in breach of these rights.
If you have been subjected to an assault at work, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer or their insurers.