Has the language and actions used by your co-workers or bosses affected your mental health? Do you struggle to spend time at the office because you don’t feel safe there? Bullying in the workplace can leave you feeling as though no one is on your side and that you are powerless. But this is not the case. It is unethical to tolerate or encourage these harmful behaviours at work rather than create inclusive and secure environments. No employee has the right to experience bullying, harassment, or discrimination at work.
What Is Workplace Bullying?
Bullying at work is defined as persistent, unreasonable actions taken by co-workers against an employee, management, or customer that endangers their health and safety. Bullying can cause both immediate and long-term psychological and physical harm and can take many different forms. To stop the issue from getting worse, it is essential to recognize the signs of bullying. Bullying frequently involves power abuse, repetition, offensive behaviour, and intimidation. It can be obvious but is frequently more subdued and has serious effects on one’s mental health.
How To Manage Bullying Internally
If you or someone in your workplace is getting bullied, speak up to someone you trust. The organization’s structure and the connections you’ve made will help you choose the right person to counsel. Your manager, human resources, or a union representative (if any) will frequently be able to help you. An internal grievance procedure should be in place at your employer to handle complaints of bullying and harassment.
Opening up a line of communication with the offender about the behaviour can occasionally work out. Tell them how you really feel about it. Keep your manners polite and professional while remaining honest. Although confronting your bully face-to-face can be intimidating (or just awkward), it may be an effective way to stop the behaviour. The process of bringing a lawsuit over bullying can be uncomfortable and difficult for the victim, so having a lawyer on your side will make the process simpler.
Our team at Hayman Lawyers has dealt with numerous allegations of workplace bullying and can assist you in the procedure. Because we recognize how challenging it may be for you to bring up this issue within your organization, we will support you every step of the way.
When you want to bring up bullying in your company, you can anticipate the following:
- After speaking with your attorney, we will walk you through the steps of bringing up such a concern.
- To make sure your employer fully understands the effect these have had on your health, we will put together a detailed timeline about the instances of bullying and how they have affected you if you decide to proceed with the claim.
During this process, having a trustworthy lawyer by your side will ensure that your rights are upheld and that you have both legal and emotional support. Contact us now for a lawyer you can trust!