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Co-worker bullying

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Workplace bullying is repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers that can lead to physical or psychological harm. Often co-workers can be the people causing you this harm. It’s common. An example of this form of bullying is a colleague subtly insulting and intimidating someone during their work day. It can also involve discriminatory and degrading comments. This is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

If you feel comfortable, you can make a formal complaint to management where the onus is on them to investigate and resolve the issue.

However, even after a formal complaint has been made, in many cases employers fail to stop the bullying. If that’s the case, you can get support from an employment law advocate. They can support you during this time and help come up with practical solutions to your workplace problem.

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