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What to do if You Think You're Being Treated Unfairly By a Boss

By: Maggie Lonsdale BA (hons) - Updated: 11 Oct 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
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In the workplace, as indeed in life, there are a number of situations that have both an ‘in theory’ and an ‘in practice’ answer.

If you feel that your boss is treating you unfairly, this is one such situation. You will be able to find all sorts of employment law advice, but what we are looking to provide in this article is the real life solution.

It may sound wrong to suggest that the ‘official’ employment law advice is not applicable, because it is a good idea to understand your rights in the workplace. However, let us look at the ways in which you can either solve or minimise the problem before you go through official means.

If you work for a large company with strict human resources practices and a respect for operating under the exact rules of employment law, you may find that you are able to go through the official channels. However, if you work for a smaller organisation, while you may be legally entitled to make a complaint or ask for a review of the situation, in practice this may just make it difficult to stay in your job.

Large Company

Larger organisations tend to have the resources to be able to respond to human resources issues in a more regulated manner. Not only this, but it is expected that you follow these regulations and so your complaint or concerns are given the treatment they require.

You will be expected to speak to your HR manager in an honest and open way, allowing you to explain how and why you feel as though your boss is treating you unfairly. Your HR manager will then deal with the situation, perhaps with a senior manager and it will be closely monitored.

If you do not feel your personal situation is problematic enough to involve your HR department but you require some changes to the behaviour of your boss and their treatment of you, you could arrange a less formal meeting. Be clear about why you feel your boss is treating you unfairly – it can be easy to look for someone else’s behaviour in a situation when perhaps we should modify our own.

Once you are able to define and illustrate, with clear examples, why you feel as you do, ask to have a chat with your boss. You may ask a trusted colleague to be present, although this makes the chat less informal and more of a meeting. Explain to your boss how you feel, say how it is affecting your work and your confidence. Detail what you would like to change, within reason, and ask for their views.

Smaller Company

In a smaller operation there is unlikely to be the same infrastructure available, so complaints and criticisms rarely have a third party mediator, such as an HR manager.

In order to deal with your situation effectively and without making your difficulty with your boss more of a problem than it needs to be, you should be very clear about why you feel they are treating you unfairly. Think about your job and how well you have been performing before you say anything. It may be that you can see how you can modify your own behaviour before speaking to your boss.

If the problem is more serious than you feel able to cope with, it is important that you do bring the matter to your boss’s attention.

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Lulu - 11-Oct-18 @ 2:10 AM
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Jjen - 23-Jul-18 @ 5:52 PM
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Livito - 19-Apr-18 @ 9:57 PM
Lou - Your Question:
I have a investigating meeting tommorrow with my manger a other manager from head office am I being treated unfairly I didn't work Christmas day and I got this meeting then a other colleague did not work New year's day and been asked to make hours up.

Our Response:
We don't have enough information to tell you whether you're being treated unfairly. This depends on your contract, whether you simply didn't turn up when you were expected to work etc. etc. If it's a formal warning meeting you do have a right to take someone else in (a colleague etc) to the meeting with you.
WorkRelationships - 10-Jan-18 @ 11:13 AM
I have a investigating meeting tommorrow with my manger a other manager from head office am I being treated unfairly I didn't work Christmas day and I got this meeting then a other colleague did not work New year's day and been asked to make hours up .
Lou - 7-Jan-18 @ 3:28 PM
I am desperate and need legal advice ASAP. I am being targeted and bullied by my boss an d her manager. I was given a verbal warning 4 months ago for being " undermining" because I questioned the safety of a practice that they wanted staff to perform. I felt this practice was putting staff and patients in an unsafe situation and I wanted to assure best safe practice , so I spoke up and emailed staff. This email was written to only staff involved and our immediate supervisors. We are "encouraged" to have a questioning attitude " but are reprimanded when we do. I was placed on notice that I would no longer allowed to be " in charge" on the unit. Something that I was fine with.I recently was allowed to be back in charge after I went to mother Operations manager who gave me the verbal warning and she listed that ban.unfortunately I was just recently given a written formal warning putting me on a 90 day probation which states that I will be terminated if I screw up- for lack of better explanation. I was given a warning for staying an hour after my shift waiting for a result of a test to see if I had to stay for an OR case. Rather than drive 20 minutes home only to have to turn right back around I stayed at my workplace and worked on our unit's time schedule. So when the test came back that the patient did not need surgery I clocked out and went home. My manger discussed this with me the next day and I explained the situation. No real concerns expressed from her other than being mindful of occurring unnecessary OT. And that was the last I heard of it. Now mind you there have been several instances with other nurses within my department being paid time and a half because they were waiting for an OR case to go and slept for 4 hours until the patient was out. Another instance was when two nurses were on call together and left the building while a case was ongoing and then sat around for hours doing nothing - all at time and a half. In both of these instances these nurses never received any type of disciplinary action. The targeting and bullying I am experiencing is that in my instance my boss gave mea written warning putting me on probation for the next 90 days in which I will be terminated if I don' t "make" the grade. Can someone please tell me if this is fair? I do not believe that there is equality in the discipline in my instance. I believe I am being targeted for speaking up. can someone please help me?
Sue - 14-Dec-17 @ 7:50 AM
In Transit - Your Question:
I have recently got a job which I very much enjoy. I get on with my colleagues, the office culture suits me, and I'm good at the work. At interview, I notified both my line manager and the HR manager (who were interviewing for the position) that I am visually impaired, and, as such, medically banned from driving - I'm not blind, but have no peripheral vision, and so failed the eyesight test for a UK driving licence. I also informed them that, because of this, I was solely reliant on public transport, and they knew at the time that I was coming from a distance (about 30miles) away. There is a requirement to work a minimum number of hours a week, which I was informed of at interview: I said I believed I could just about manage that requirement with bus times (the first bus out to where I work gets me there at just before 9am, with a 10min walk to my workplace, the last bus out leaves at 6.15pm), but said that, if I was falling short, I would be willing to make up the hours owed from home - I have previously worked as a freelance in the same field for 3yrs,and am fully set up to work from home, which I informed both managers of at interview. I was told "Oh, don't worry about that - we try not to ask people to work from home, as we believe in a work/life balance."I am leaving home at 5.30am, and not getting home until 8.15pm, because of bus travel times. I have once had to walk three miles back to a point with more regular evening buses, because the last bus from the area I work in went straight past me and another individual, even though we were both flagging it down, and both at the bus stop, and I have been involved in accidents twice, walking along the unlit, unpavemented road from my office to the bus stop. I am also, in order to meet my hours requirement at the office, working without breaks - I use computers exclusively, and am literally working 8.5hrs a day with no breaks. By the time I get home, I am frequently too tired to eat, and will just go straight to bed. My wife is disabled, and is becoming stressed at having to try and manage on her own (she has mild cerebral palsy and Asperger's, and was refused PIP, so can't hire a carer to support her while I'm at work, she is not deemed to need funded care, and the reason I had to give up freelance work and look for corporate employment was that she was becoming extremely anxious about a transfer from ESA to Universal Credit, to the point of saying it would be better if she killed herself, because "at least then they can't screw us over by saying I'm not really disabled."I have asked my line manager if I could work from home, and was told "we'll discuss that another time". At an informal meeting with the HR manager - a routine thing she does with all new hires in the first few weeks - she actually raised the question of how I was managing with the commute. I explained about not being able to take breaks, and that it would be easier if I could work from home part time

Our Response:
Are you being asked to work longer hours than your contract says? If so then you can take immediate action for breach of contract. If you're working the correct hours, then you need to arrange a formal meeting to discuss things with your employer (both manager and HR) - try and think of alternative solutions as well as working from home, perhaps some help with an alternative method of transport? Car sharing? Reducing your hours?Make sure your employer knows that you are finding it increasingly difficult and that at interview they said they'd be accommodating etc.
WorkRelationships - 29-Nov-17 @ 2:52 PM
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In Transit - 26-Nov-17 @ 6:58 AM
There are 11 women which we all do the same jobs, hours but 2 have had their 2018 holiday authorised . This was done without advising the other 9 women and holidays are normally submitted Jan . Others put their request in but told we have to wait until it is discussed with the other managers which will be December. Is this fair.
Polly - 17-Nov-17 @ 7:54 PM
Kae - Your Question:
My coworker (same position as me). Has been given a new piece of technology / equipment that will help the quality of his work. I was not. I feel he is being set up to succeed and I am not. Can I do anything?

Our Response:
Ask your employer why your colleague has been given it and whether you can have one? It might be a trial use before rolling out to other employees etc
WorkRelationships - 30-Oct-17 @ 3:23 PM
My coworker (same position as me). Has been given a new piece of technology / equipment that will help the quality of his work.I was not.I feel he is being set up to succeed and I am not.Can I do anything?
Kae - 28-Oct-17 @ 9:26 PM
Work in kitchen in busy restaurant. Job on rota shift (16 - 20 hrs a wk) + it has been changed several times recently + all these new rules came in as well. But with this we are not entitled 2 any holidays? Is it right for employers 2 take our phones until our shift is over, smokers get more breaks every hour, we have 2 give months notice for a day off + when we work overtime it's less money? Looking advice on these asap
mags - 27-Aug-17 @ 11:36 PM
I have been working with a company as a caregiver for 10 years. For the last 5 years. I had couple that i was yo take care of. The lady was the actual client, but also did things for the husband. Well about 2 years ago, the husband retired, and they had their son move in with them. We cooked, cleaned,did everything for them. A big 4 bedroom 3 and a half bath, home. Cooking 3 meals a day, for all 3, cleaning for all 3, washing clothes and ironing,grocery shopping, for all 3. And a whole lot more. We would write notes saying everything we do, so they new all we did. That includes taken my client to dr,appointments,hair appointments, family envents. I even have to cook hole thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, for their hole family.recently the ithe care giver was fired,and now the new cargivers, don't want to do all the work. So now they are changing things. Where we don't have to do as much. But the allowed it for so long, I didn't get paid any more, barely maken medium wedge.Feel taken advantage of. Any suggestions?
Overworked - 16-Aug-17 @ 11:05 PM
sorry further to add, the rest of the 2 teams are on rotating shift and my manager did say that its only in his team he has got high number of fixed shifts.
Stressed - 21-Jul-17 @ 1:41 AM
Hi there, our workplace is going into rotating shift starting next month. This is split into 3 teams. Fixed shifts are given to mother's with daycare children and mother with a 13yr old kid. Upon looking on my team, there's only 3 of us on rotating shift while the rest given legit reason are on fixed shift (2 with daycare kids, 1 with 13yr kid, 1 coz of transport, and 2 guys not sure how). when i approached my manager requesting for a fixed shift based on medical grounds, he said I don't have a kid.Hence, I get rostered every 3 weeks and on this 3 weeks i get to work 2 weeks on late shifts, which i feel not fair, as I advised my manager that i am undergoing treatment to be a mother (but i was told I still dont have one). and I cant go through the stress, besides I do have a life outside of work and its unfair if I have to do late shifts just so that the mothers are covered. pls. advise can this be unfair treatment?
Stressed - 21-Jul-17 @ 1:39 AM
Anna - Your Question:
I have worked in the same role, same company for the last 12 years. The company is making now a restructure in my department and plan to merge 2 groups. Despite of that I will keep doing exactly the same work.They also want to increase our salaries. However as I got pay rises in this last years, my salary will increase less than the new guys on board. I told my boss tgat was unfair they are erasing my lenght of service. They say it is a new job. but I will not need to sign a new contract. Is this legal?

Our Response:
If you're doing exactly the same work on the same pay (or more) then your existing contract should will still apply...your length of service as an employee will therefore still be relevant for anything like pensions, employee rights etc.
WorkRelationships - 26-Jun-17 @ 11:18 AM
I have worked in the same role, same company for the last 12 years. The company is making now a restructure in my department and plan to merge 2 groups. Despite of that i will keep doing exactly the same work. They also want to increase our salaries. However as i got pay rises in this last years, my salary will increase less than the new guys on board. I told my boss tgat was unfair they are erasing my lenght of service. They say it is a new job... but i will not need to sign a new contract. Is this legal?
Anna - 23-Jun-17 @ 10:29 AM
My partner gets paid the same as other colleagues in the department but he is expected to do more. This includes working in areas he is not trained in, and they have received the training. However as they dont feel confident doing the role he keeps being expected to. Whilst he could ask for further training, what he is being asked to do is above and beyond his role. They also do less than him on a daily basis and are kept in the same department, whilst he is moved around, so for example expected to cover their role when off but they never cover his. It is all done in his work day so not working more hours but it feels like he is being put in a vulnerable position covering several jobs but they are not. I have checked under discrimination, which I do not think this is? but thought maybe employment law ?
katie - 17-Jun-17 @ 3:21 PM
i have worked for 11 years at the same company. It was taken over a few years ago and then a restructure of my department last year. I was told in the restructure that I was being promoted and along with my current role I would now manage a team and take on other duties. I accepted this and even upped my working hours. since signing a very generic job description I have learned that whilst my title has changed my level of management hasn't. They have also changed my duties twice and have taken away all my existing clients to give to another member of staff leaving me with only administrative duties and no management of clients. I have expressed my concerns, and I feel completely pushed out of my role. I feel that I have no option but to leave as they have taken all that I was skilled and good at and removed it leaving me with only new duties that I have no experience in and duties that I never expressed I wanted. My job is now being done by a higher management member of staff who is paid twice as much as me. Do they have the right to make my job so worthless that I feel no choice but to resign and do they have the right to take my job and give it to someone else? when I complained I was told I could look elsewhere for a job if I was so unhappy.
pushedout - 2-Jun-17 @ 8:25 AM
I work for a big six energy supplier and last February 2016 the business announced that they were closing the business unit which I worked for down so naturally I applied internally for other roles in an attempt to be redeployed. I was successful in two interviews and went with a role in fitting smart meters. I started the training last May and qualified in September 2016. After qualifying there is a support and mentoring stage usually lasting 8 to 10 weeks. However, as I was moving from one area of the business to another this apparently caused huge migration issues with getting me up and running so I was unable to progress so was assisting a colleague for 33 weeks after having qualified purely because of the incompetency of the company I work for. Other issues I've faced include not being paid at all in Jan 2016, stress to the point I've been signed off work. I got so down I felt the only way that someone would listen would be if I emailed the MD who realised to this email and within 2 days my tablet was fixed. Much to the anger of my senior manger who called me up and was very rude to me. I told him I was very upset and stressed and would be looking to leaving the business to which he replied he "would not get on his knees and beg me to stay". It soon came out he phoned me up as he was ordered to phone me by someone for head office. I've been offered a new job out of this company and now looking to take legal action
od - 16-May-17 @ 1:29 PM
Diva - Your Question:
I haven't been with my company very long, but was recently promoted to assistant manager. Before the promotion I was a full-time shift supervisor all shift runners a required to work at least 2 closing shifts a week and 1 weekend a month. One of my coworkers a part time shift supervisor with the same requirements. However she refused to work nights or weekends, and my boss who is always talking about "balanced scheduling and being fair to everyone" let her have her way! Since she refuses to work the shifts that she is REQUIRED to work my boss makes me do them! I close 5 nights a week 3 weekdays and Saturday and Sunday! I have a child at home, and I'm the only one of us 3 with a child! This has been going on for the past 7 months and even though I'm the assistant now and I was promised more morning shifts I'm still not getting them. And my sons birthday party is on a Saturday and his birthday is on a Tuesday (my boss doesn't work Tuesdays) I would need both nights off and my boss is letting the other shift supervisor decide if I get those days off!! (Because one is one a weekend and the other at night both of which she refuses to work even though she refuses and gets away with it.

Our Response:
Write and make a formal complaint to your employer. Say that you have tried to discuss it with your manager but have had no success. If the job role requires that employees work at least 2 closing shifts plus one weekend, then that should apply to all those in the same role. If you feel you are being treated unfairly or discriminated against in any way, your employer should be able to deal with it.
WorkRelationships - 2-May-17 @ 12:02 PM
I haven't been with my company very long, but was recently promoted to assistant manager. Before the promotion I was a full-time shift supervisor all shift runners a required to work at least 2 closing shifts a week and 1 weekend a month. One of my coworkers a part time shift supervisor with the same requirements. However she refused to work nights or weekends, and my boss who is always talking about "balanced scheduling and being fair to everyone" let her have her way! Since she refuses to work the shifts that she is REQUIRED to work my boss makes me do them! I close 5 nights a week 3 weekdays and Saturday and Sunday!I have a child at home, and I'm the only one of us 3 with a child! This has been going on for the past 7 months and even though I'm the assistant now and I was promised more morning shifts I'm still not getting them. And my sons birthday party is on a Saturday and his birthday is on a Tuesday(my boss doesn't work Tuesdays) I would need both nights off and my boss is letting the other shift supervisor decide if I get those days off!! (Because one is one a weekend and the other at night both of which she refuses to work even though she refuses and gets away with it.
Diva - 1-May-17 @ 2:15 PM
All the mnorities even ones who fall short of production requirements have received raises. I'm double the requirement and believe this is unfair, very close to quitting.
Fedupwithit - 12-Feb-17 @ 8:59 PM
Meridian LightweightTechologies Orchard Way, Calladine Park Industrial estate Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 1JU Health and safety is Imposed on the work force but it's breach on the management side this is an on going problem there as this is done though the managements advantage also there a lot of deciet going on there when you speak your mind they find away to dismiss you from the Companyas they do this with a lot of there work force as they breached health and Safety with a similar incident with myself they also lied about Money they owed me and Lied about when I started working for them to ACAS then stole all of my tools that I bought out my own pocket.Yet 8 months later they announce redundancies I accuse HR and the management of knowing about this at the time I left the company of there lies and deceit and by paying the union rep of unite off . These people will sink so low as they use dirty tactics and need to be booted out of the company for the good of the company in the future or it will get drag down to there level
Zig - 8-Jan-17 @ 8:23 AM
Health and safety is Imposed on the work force but it's breach on the management side this is an on going problem there as this is done though the managements advantage also there a lot of deciet going on there when you speak your mind they find away to dismiss you from the Companyas they do this with a lot of there work force as they breached health and Safety with a similar incident with myself they also lied about Money they owed me and Lied about when I started working for them to ACAS then stole all of my tools that I bought out my own pocket.Yet 8 months later they announce redundancies I accuse HR and the management of knowing about this at the time I left the company of there lies and deceit and by paying the union rep of unite off . These people will sink so low as they use dirty tactics and need to be booted out of the company for the good of the company in the future or it will get drag down to there level
Zig - 8-Jan-17 @ 8:15 AM
My wife has been working for supercare which is a cleaning company.I don't understand how some companies treat people the next thing some people will be making noise about s.a been lazy.but tell me if you use 1500 for transport and at the end of the month you get paid 1800 why to you have go to go please help me understand. Some times its 2000 sometimes its 1500 who in s.a can stand for this shame on this company its disgusting.
Joos - 3-Jan-17 @ 6:58 PM
My wife has been working in sales for the past 4 years at a music store. She does have a history of being late but always calls in to let them know. She does everything by the books.. yet her emoloyer seems to be singling her out. Not inviting her to company luncheons. Calling her out infront of other employees. Always blamed for minor things.Not being invited for company luncheons so on and so forth. Well today she was suspended for using the computerto download her resume. Now we know she shouldnt be doing that, but she was downloading it to apply for a job openning there in the same building. Same business.She has many other employees who do no call no shows, use the computer for far worse things,they come drunk or hung over. The list goes on. Yet no one seems to be getting in any trouble but her. Shes tried telling her bosses but they just get mad and dont care nore do anything about it. She feels like she will be fired when she goes back to work 5 days from now. What can we do?
Seth - 31-Dec-16 @ 12:20 AM
Hi my partner has been working for same guy for over 11years off and on he was hired as a delivery driver but never seems to do this his boss and bosses' brother have him hoovering cleaning toilets and washing dirty dishes he hasn't even used, hi boss has him go in to his house to fix a leaky sink take his wife to appointments or do his garden all the things he should do himself .also as we have a disabled child my partner is only meant work 16hours as I work 27hours in my job he don't get paid when he off sick he won't even give hi. A contract and my partners colleagues threaten to leave and get a pay rise its really making my partner depressed and angry n I feel like barging in and giving them a piece of my mind but fear I would embarrass him there must be something or someone who can help. Please?
Headsneedtoroll - 13-Dec-16 @ 12:26 PM
I have worked for a global company for over a year now. When i started i was working on 2 vessels on there engines. Look i am not a racist ,when another guy( white) came in the company he was immediatly send for training for engines with the guys i worked with and in many cases they tend to give him more project and they tell me that the work has slowed down so will send me but i must just wait but not long they send him with an engineer. Our boss dont care about us like he always say we are a team but treat us different then the engineers like for instance he told them to go home if there is no work but tell us to use our leave days to stay at home we are mechanics but like he say there is no work but what about us who also have personal problems to sort out.
Jera - 14-Oct-16 @ 10:12 AM
I work at a large restaurant chain for the past 10 years. I have over the years come across a few managers that like to intimidate or bully me. When I applied for this job the positions I applied for had already been filled. I got to do the same job only at nights. After 8 years the day shift positions came open. My store manager told me It was mine even though another lady had told her she wanted it. My boss said that would not be right. Well were 2 years in now & I have a new boss that makes my schedule for the past 5 weeks it has been wrong. I have spoken with her twice, she said one the 1st convo that all she was doing was coping and pasting. One the 2nd covo we were discussing a day I had requested of & I wanted to know if instead of working the closing shift 10-4 could I work the back-up (helper) shift 10-2 so as to not loose hours and my surgery was not til 3. She explained that she could not but me in this position as it would not be fair to take away the girl that usually works as my helpers shift. Ok Enter a server who decided she no longer want to serve so she was given my closing shifts and I go the back-up shifts. I am having a sit down Monday with the store manager and the new manager. Over the 10 years this has happened before. Including being shoved by my store manager which has been documented. Having my schedule altered as punishment for leaving early. I was told it was because I did not ask him if I could leave. He was off this day & the manager on the floor said it was fine. I truly fill I am being pushed out for the younger. The girl that got my shifts has not even done the job in over a year. She was only phone support but never trained to do the full positions. Is there someone to call in Chattanooga? Thank you
debra - 28-Aug-16 @ 2:43 AM
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