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Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Was there any evidence of what retaliations you were facing? Also how long have you worked there for?
The company may have breached laws in terms of trust and confidence and duty of care, but then again it does depend on what evidence and information they had and if they genuinely believed that what you wanted was necessary.
A good starting point is to look at The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related statutory instruments, which impose a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. This includes a duty to undertake risk assessments and manage activities to reduce the incidence of stress and bullying at work. In addition, under common law an employer owes a duty of care towards its employees, the breach of which can amount to negligence.
Another thing may be if you did indeed make a protected disclosure and the employer’s actions were in their own way a retaliation for this, then it may amount to detrimental treatment for making a protected disclosure which is also unlawful.
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