Advice for Employees
If you find yourself on the receiving end of malicious rumours, insults or being excluded, treated unfairly or deliberately undermined with constant criticism, it could be considered bullying or harassment at work.
Bullying at work is described as unwanted behaviour which intimidates, degrades, humiliates or offends a person and can make you feel lonely and isolated.
You should always try to speak to someone to discuss the bullying or harassment problem such as your manager, HR advisor or union representative. Your employer has a duty to ensure bullying is not tolerated in the workplace, but can only support you if they are aware of the problem. If you feel like there's no-one you can speak to you could put everything in writing in a grievance letter.
People who are bullied at work often only contact our team when the situation has become intolerable. Give us a call before things get too bad and we may be able to help with advice and guide you to ease the stress of the situation. An experienced employment solicitor will be able to tell you if you have grounds for concern with workplace bullying and what your next steps could be.
Take a look at our helpful blog on workplace bullying.
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