Whilst there is no legal definition of bullying, we all know it exists and whether we want to believe it or not, it frequently takes place within the workplace.
We live in a new world of work where softs skills, emotional intelligence and informality have replaced old hierarchies dominated by a command and control style. But bullying and harassment have stayed with us.
All organisations are in the spotlight when it comes to bullying as all employers have a duty of care to their employees to prevent bullying and harassment and it’s all too easy for an organisation to shout about it zero-tolerance stance on bullying within the workplace.
It can be difficult to know what to do if you are being bullied within the workplace. Bullied staff are three times less likely to make a complaint, according to statistics from the CIPD, due to feelings of embarrassment, the fear of worsening relationships and even threats to their position.
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