Edwin Marsh

Harassment at Work - How to apply for Compensation?

 

A workplace should have a professional environment, where you work in peace with your colleagues and where colleagues respect each other. Sadly, that is not always true. There are almost daily reports of harassment at the workplace. Such harassment may be really disturbing and traumatic for the victim, affecting not only their professional life but their personal life as well.

It not only affects the individual, but the victim’s loved ones as well. If you feel that you have been harassed and even complaints have done nothing to stop this, you can seek compensation.

It is a good idea to hire someone experienced in such cases. Solicitors who have spent at least five years dealing in such cases and have positive reviews from former clients can help you over and increase your odds of positive outcome. If you need for such expert, pay a visit to the Solicitors Guru website where you can find a list of solicitors and choose someone who fits your needs.

Under the Employment Equality Act, you have a right to file a claim if you face harassment at the workplace and it is not stopped.

Types of harassment that take place

Sexual harassment is common, especially targeting women and people with different sexual orientations. There are also other forms of harassment done by differentiating on the basis of gender, religion or religious beliefs, caste, family or marriage status, disability, age.

Sexual harassment can be verbal or non-verbal, in the form of unwelcome derogatory remarks, unwanted sexual advances, unconsented touching in spite of repeated warnings not to do so. Harassment in any form is unwanted conduct and you have a right to report it if you have been a victim.

Applying for a claim

  • Before you apply for a claim, you need to make sure that you have proof that you have made attempts to stop the harassment.
  • This might include warnings to the person who you are accusing, and reporting the event to your higher authorities.
  • You should document all these events and maintain a written record.
  • In case all this doesn’t work, you can go ahead and apply for compensation

Compensation can be for the mental, physical or financial losses you have incurred as a result of the harassment. Financial losses include loss of pay due to inability to come and work, fees paid for therapy sessions undertaken as a result of the harassment etc. The more evidence you have, the easier it will be to apply for the claim. As to legal fees, you may avoid financial spendings  – how to do that you can learn from no win no fee guidance.

Consult your solicitor for advice on how to proceed.

No one should ever be a victim of harassment anywhere, be it your home or workplace. If there is someone you know who has been a victim of harassment, encourage them to speak up and stand for their basic rights. If you know that you are not at fault, you should not be afraid to stand up and apply for the compensation you deserve. Take professional help, gather some evidence, and go for it.

 

Ultrasound technologies in the context of environmental protection

A series of EPA studies of environmental hazards problems associated with energy emissions leads to the conclusion that the previously developed powerful ultrasonic devices and systems with the use of electronic components and low degree of integration could have been potentially dangerous to human health. The updated concept of using ultrasonic devices is aiming at reducing the possible harmful radiation related devices, firstly, through the reduction in unit capacity of ultrasonic devices and the choice of technology-specific ultrasound parameters sufficient to implement the process. Secondly, an improvement in safety is achieved by using modern element bases and the performing the corresponding changes in circuit design of ultrasonic generators and waveguide design, application of modern schemes of automatic stabilisation modes and emergency protection. It has been experimentally proved that the number of multi-function devices can be designed not to cause harmful emissions and energy fields – a decent example of Hilsonic can be considered – the company focusing on production of complicated ultrasonic cleaner equipment; the technological processes and approaches practised here ensure unparalleled safety of the ready products.

The fact should be also underlined that the process of ultrasonic technologies integration in many industries, such as processing of raw materials, is a factor that significantly reduces the supply to the process of operation of other energy flows, and thermal energy in particular. The environmental benefits of this need no proof. Finally, the intensification of many processes, for example in the field of ultrasound extraction reduces and total exclusion from the reaction mass number of extract-ants recognised as harmful to the environment. For example, with the ultrasonic extraction of oil from sea buckthorn pulp withdrawal of CFCs from the process becomes real.

Thus, the ultrasound technology with hardware-based multi-function low-power generators in many respects can satisfy the requirements of salvage, resource-saving, environmentally friendly processes and provide a more efficient compared to the traditional methods use of natural resources.

However, a final conclusion about the environmental safety of ultrasound should be done as long as the factors of its direct effect on living organisms are considered and a confirmation received that ultrasound systems do not break the flow of information of natural systems and do not create emissions dangerous for the existence, development, reproduction and adaptation of living organisms. Therefore, the analysis of environmental security should continue to study the factors that determine the risk of the use of ultrasound in direct contact with the person. This task is part of the more general problem of analysing the effectiveness of technical solutions to meet the requirements of environmental protection and environmental management at the stages of design and testing, because at the present time, science has become a productive force, resulting in the emergence of a new source of harmful effects on the environment – scientific – technical activities of man. One of the problems that must be addressed in the development of technical solutions, is the problem of the classification of the possible adverse effects on the severity and irreversibility, and, accordingly, the necessary measures should be taken to prevent them.