When Mr Haselhurst was wrongly blamed him for damage to a customer’s vehicle he took legal advice for stress in the workplace; Michael Lewin negotiated a claim for compensation.
Mr Haselhurst worked at a hand car wash firm. The car wash was situated on a busy main road so they got lots of passing trade as well as regular customers.
The boss called them for a meeting one day to report a complaint from a customer who claimed his car had been scratched. The customer owned an expensive Mercedes and insisted that a careless error had resulted in a large scratch down one side of his car. He was going to report the damage to the police unless he received payment for the repairs plus compensation for negligence.
Mr Haselhurst was the member of staff who had been on shift that day; he remembered the customer and knew without any doubt that he had not caused any damage to his car.
His boss just wanted to avoid the matter going to the police and told Mr Haselhurst he would deduct the money from his wages. He was also given a written warning and no opportunity to dispute the decision. The whole situation completely soured Mr Haselhurst’s relationship with his boss. He picked on him and constantly belittled him in front of customers and his colleagues.
?The stress in the workplace made me ill and I started taking time off work which made matters worse? said Mr Haselhurst; he contacted Michael Lewin who took his case to make a claim for compensation.
If you have experienced stress in the workplace and think you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation call Michael Lewin on: 0844 499 9302.