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If you feel that you are being bullied at work you may be worried about raising the issue with your employer for fear of further reprisals.
How does bullying affect you?
Bullying is a serious issue which, if left unchecked, could affect your health. We can help guide you through the options so that you can decide how you wish to proceed, if at all.
What is bullying?
Bullying is difficult to define as there is no specific legal definition. It can be between two individuals or groups of people and generally involves unwanted behaviour which causes an individual to feel intimidated. It can include demeaning or ridiculing someone, shouting, physical violence, inappropriate comments or derogatory remarks and exclusion from meetings but it can be less overt and can extend over a period of time or be isolated incidents.
Who is responsible?
An employer is under a duty to provide a safe and suitable working environment. If it fails to do so or fails to take steps to safeguard your health, it could be liable.
We appreciate that matters can be delicate and that you feel as though you are on your own but it can often be a relief to take the first step and seek help.
If you would like a confidential chat to see how we can help, please contact us.