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How You Deserve To Be Treated At Work

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It’s really important that we are each aware of exactly how we deserve to be treated when we are at work. Without that formal awareness or understanding, you can find yourself being treated in the wrong way, often without even knowing it for a long time, and that means that you might be walked on. Fortunately, there is plenty of help out there regarding this and you can absolutely get to a place of understanding with how you should be treated by your employer and colleagues. Let’s take a look now at some of the things that you should expect from your workplace as standard.

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Respect

Everybody deserves some basic level of respect, the kind that you should always give human to human. Of course, this is one of those things that goes both ways. If you are not receiving it, you are going to find it hard to give it, and if you don’t ever give it then you are unlikely to get it in return. All of that means that this can create a vicious cycle, but it’s not necessarily up to you to break it first. Your employer has a greater proportion of the blame here, and they should be showing you the respect you deserve from day one. If you are not getting it, demand it, or make a complaint.

Your employer also has a duty to ensure that your health and safety is being taken care of as best as possible. If this is not happening, then you will find that you are going to struggle to feel safe and secure while you are at work.

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Proper Discipline

Most of us appreciate that there will always need to be some kind of discipline in place in order to keep things running at any business. But this needs to be carried out in a proper and fair way, otherwise, you are going to find that you are much less likely to really feel that you are being treated properly. In particular, there should be a specific discipline process in place that you can look up and get information on, and that should include a route for fair dismissal which is agreed by all and which seems fair. If you are suddenly Fired one day without this being followed, then you would be within your rights to find labour lawyers and see if you have a case against your ex-employer.

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Health & Safety

Your employer also has a duty to ensure that your health and safety is being taken care of as best as possible. If this is not happening, then you will find that you are going to struggle to feel safe and secure while you are at work, and that can make the job much more miserable indeed. Of course, you also have a certain duty to take care of yourself, but if those basic things are not in place then you are going to struggle to do that quite as well. Be sure to blow the whistle on anything that is not right, and to discuss matters in specific detail with your manager where necessary.

As long as these things are being attended to, you can say that you are being treated in the right way. If these are not being attended to, then something needs to change in the working culture.

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July 10, 2020 1:32 am UTC

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