Wake up to Bullying!
In this blog I share how to tackle bullying in the workplace they are all tips that I have personally used with clients.
Bullying at work is never acceptable so remember if you are on the receiving it is NOT your fault ever!
I experienced bullying myself a long time ago when working for a very large company. After I reported it to my manager the company dealt with it swiftly but at the time it was very stressful. The employee involved had been told not to speak to me whilst the investigation was underway so instead they enlisted the help of a friend who would make sarcastic comments quietly so nobody else could hear when walking past, which was in itself intimidating. I was coming through depression so it made things even more difficult.
Fast forward to now and in a much stronger place it would be a whole new ball game. I would certainly deal with it myself effectively and positively having much more life and people experiences under my belt.
If you are experiencing bullying at work what I would say is please don’t be afraid to seek support or ask for help as its nothing to be ashamed of.
What Should You Do
Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. Bullying and harassment is behavior that makes someone feel intimidated or offended.
Talk to a trusted friend or family member and decide how you want to proceed with taking this to your employer.
Most companies have anti bullying policies in place so don’t be afraid to use them it’s the law.
Standing up to a bully can be empowering. It takes confidence to be able to do this and if you don’t feel able to then seeking out support to enable you to deal with it is one positive step you can take.
What I would say is it’s important to choose what feels for you in terms of personal support. I have worked with many people who have had work challenges, so if you would like to discover how coaching could help you to find your voice then please contact me, always in confidence to find out more.
Let’s Connect: Give me a call or text if you prefer on +44 07743 986840. Always in confidence.