Workplace Bullying has a devastating impact on a person’s life and people feel like there is no escape. Having experienced and witnessed bullying within the Private, Public and Third Sector, we can empathise on the destruction this can cause on emotional and mental health. We feel that closure is needed, and also feel passionate about families who have lost loved ones through a bully or bullies who succeeded in gaining empowerment as a result of their actions.
You don’t need to suffer in silence.
Support Against Workplace Bullying was formed to offer support to victims of Workplace Bullying, providing a helping hand to those who need it.
Sadly, and frighteningly, workplace bullying is incredibly common. The Trades Union Congress found that a staggering 29% of people have been bullied at work, with even more reporting to have witnessed bullying occur. Bullying can take many forms. It can be covert and subtle, or it can be blatant and obvious. Bullying does not have to occur a certain number of times to be classified as such; any instance of behaviour that is intended to hurt, threaten, intimidate, force, or coerce, is bullying.
Workplace Bullying Victims
Workplace bullying can happen between anybody in the workplace. If you did feel you were being bullied at work, it is likely that you’d report it to your manager or boss. But what happens when these people are the bullies?
It is not always obvious to recognise when a boss is the one doing the bullying. Often, people will assume that their boss is just tough, wanting to get the best results, and under a lot of pressure. However, bullying is always unacceptable and these are not excuses.