We at Tracey Solicitors have a dedicated team of Solicitors who have acted extensively in cases involving bullying in the workplace.
If you are the victim of such abuse in the workplace you can speak to an experienced Solicitor in total confidence in order to advise you.
Definition of Bullying in the workplace:
Bullying is defined as repeated, inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work or in the course of employment, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining an individual’s right to dignity at work.
A once-off incident of bullying as described above, is not considered bullying.
It can be a very grey area between what some people see as ‘slagging’ or ‘banter’ which may be acceptable in the give and take of workplace humour. However, repeated and unwelcome behaviour can be offensive and can be deemed to be bullying and harassment.
If you are suffering such abuse you must notify your employer with your complaints so the employer has an opportunity to try and rectify the matter.
If you are suffering psychologically from the abuse you should contact your doctor for medical assistance