Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
Why are the dogs in the office? Also, how long have you worked there for and were you aware that your employer would have dogs in the workplace?
Thank you. I will get back to you with my answer as soon as I can, which will be at some point today. The system will notify you when this happens. Please do not reply in the meantime as this may unnecessarily delay my response. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience. If the issues with dogs are just your personal preference then sadly that will not give you any rights to challenge the employer, even if you do not agree with it. On the other hand, if there is a health and safety issue with having dogs there, such as some of them clearly being dangerous and exposing your safety at risk, then you could approach them to challenge this on health and safety grounds. Similarly, if you have a disability and cannot be around dogs for related medical reasons, you can again challenge them on that basis. However, if it is neither of these and it is just a simple fact that you do not like dogs or do not feel comfortable around them, unfortunately that does not give you any legal rights and all you can realistically do is raise a formal grievance with the employer, or eventually to leave the business.
Does this answer your query?
Hello, I see you have read my response to your query. Could you please let me know if it has answered your original question? You can simply reply on here with a quick ‘Yes, thanks’ and I won’t bother you again. Thank you
Hello, not sure if you are having trouble seeing my posts? I have not heard back from you since posting my answer and just need to know if your query has been resolved. If you could please post a quick reply to confirm I would be very grateful. Thank you
All the best