Bullying at work
Bullying at work can be a traumatic experience which makes going to work unpleasant for you. Bully can also cause long-term mental effects leading to sickness and absence from work.
As bullying is secretive in nature, you may not have evidence of what is happening to you. You should therefore keep a diary of events as incidents occur, of what is said and how this has made you feel.
Typical examples of bullying and harassment at work are:
- Your employer criticises you for trivial or unfair reasons.
- your emplopyer has blocked Promotions
- Colleagues exclude you from work activities.
- You have been made the butt of workplace jokes.
- Your employer overloads you with work or sets you up to fail.
How is harassment different from bullying?
Harassment is still bullying but relates to a personal characteristic, most often as a result of your race, sex, religion or sexual orientation.
Your employer should never tolerate bullying and harassment at work.
Your employer has a duty to protect you under The Health and Safety at Work Act and so is legally responsible for dealing with bullying and harassment in your workplace in a timely and sensitive fashion.
If you are the victim of bullying and your employer is not dealing with it correctly or taking you seriously, we can help you. Our Solicitors have experience in dealing sensitively with bullying at work and will work to resolve it for you. Speak to us today for a free confidential telephone consultation