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Unjustified Disadvantage

Unjustified disadvantage occurs when an employee suffers due to the actions (or inaction) of their employer. Suffering from an unjustified disadvantage at work can make you feel resentful and powerless. 

What is considered an unjustified disadvantage?

In layman’s terms, it is when an employer does something unreasonable or unfair to an employee, causing them to be disadvantaged at work.  Some examples include not acting when an employee is being bullied or harassed, substantially changing an employee’s work conditions without consultation, or giving an unjustified warning following an unfair disciplinary process.

It is worth noting that an employee cannot claim unjustified disadvantage if an employer’s actions are justifiable and reasonable, even if the employee is unhappy about what something the employer has done.  Examples of justified employer actions could include warning/disciplining someone in line with organisational policy, giving negative feedback in a performance appraisal and requiring justified performance improvement, or carrying out legitimate management decisions, undertaken in a reasonable way.

How can bossed help me?

If you believe you have suffered from unfair treatment or unjustified disadvantage at work, contact the friendly team at bossed for help.  We’ll give you advice about what to do next and provide all the support you need. Sometimes issues can be resolved informally by talking to your employer, sometimes they can’t.  If they can’t you may be able to raise a Personal Grievance.  Bossed’s expert team will support and represent you through the grievance process; providing sound, practical advice and keeping interactions between you and your employer professional and civilised. 

Contact our friendly team today for a FREE & confidential 15 minute consultation. Fill out our form below or call us on 0800 BOSSED

What does it cost?

In most cases, our help won’t cost employees/individuals anything.  When you first make contact, we will provide a free  15 minute consultation and confidential advice about your situation.  If your problem requires dedicated support from our team and/or formal representation we will aim to ensure any fees are covered by your employer. Have more questions? Click below to read more about the difference between bossed and 'no win no fee' organisations:

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