What To Do If You Are Bullied At Work

  • Matt Scott
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Are you feeling bullied at work? It might be a fellow colleague or your supervisor but you need to take action immediately. Here are some of the things you can do if you are being bullied at work.

1. Try Speaking To The Bully

Try speaking to the bully and explain how their behaviour has affected you. If they understand and promise to change, there is no need to take the complaint any further.

If you don’t feel comfortable approaching the bully alone, you can ask someone you trust to come with you.

2. Inform The Right People

If you can’t talk to the bully, then you need to find the right people to make a complaint about workplace bullying.

You can speak to your direct supervisor or go directly to your HR department. You can also use the Citizens Advice Bureau and other independent bodies to get more information.

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Keep in mind that following the formal procedures will make the situation worse so it should only be used as a last resort.

Also, you can speak to ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).

They have a mission of improving working life by improving employment relations. Also, they offer free and impartial advice on workplace bullying.

3. Stay Calm And Professional

Whichever option you choose to deal with the workplace bullying, you need to stay calm and professional throughout.

You should never let a bully know that they have affected you because it gives them more power and the situation will get worse. You need to be rational throughout the entire thing.

Take the right steps and find a good resolution. Of course, if you are being bullied, you shouldn’t suffer in silence but don’t take too long to speak up. You don’t deserve to be a victim of workplace bullying so speak up.

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