If one of your employees feels that he or she is being bullied at work, he needs your support. Workplace bullying can be in a form of physical, verbal, psychological or social abuse by the employer, manager or another person or group of individuals at work.
No matter what type of workplace or business you are in, workplace bullying can occur. From offices to shops, cafes, restaurants, workshops, community groups and government organisations, anyone can be a victim of workplace bullying. It can also happen to volunteers, work experience students, interns, apprentices, casual and permanent employees.
Workplace bullying is a problem that can cost workers their jobs, and it can cost companies through employee stress, productivity loss and lawsuits, to name a few
As the leader, manager, or owner, there are definite steps you can take to proactively address bullying. However, if a workplace issue involves a problem of illegal activity, violence and threats, sexual harassment, worker/customer safety, or other issues with legal ramifications, this is not something to try and handle on your own. It is better to ask for some help from your legal department.
First of all, you need to know what bullying is. You also need to know the forms of workplace bullying so that you’ll know how to take necessary actions to combat such a problem. In most cases, bullies will find ways to make their victim’s job harder than it has to be and finding ways to prevent their victims from succeeding. These bullies push their victims out of important projects or calls so they can take credit for your work or ideas.
Whenever you notice bullying in your workplace, you need to address the issue as soon as it happens. You need to be vocal and have a script developed on how to communicate with the bullies.
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