Bullying at work
Bullying at work can be traumatic and make going to work unpleasant. Bullying 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 of what is said and how this has made you feel, as incidents occur,
Common examples of bullying at work are:
- When your employer criticises you for trivial or unfair reasons.
- Being unfairly blocked for Promotions
- When colleagues exclude you from work activities.
- When you are made the butt of workplace jokes.
- When your employer overloads you with work & 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.
bullying and harassment should never be tolerated in the workplace.
Your employer has a duty to protect you under The Health and Safety at Work Act and so they are legally responsible for dealing with bullying and harassment in a timely & 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 with bullying at work and will work to resolve it for you. Speak to us today for a free confidential telephone consultation