The Workers’ Union recognises the grave implications of bullying at workplace and harassment at work. Employers have a pivotal duty of care towards their employees. Incidents of bullying in workplace, threats, and intimidation aren’t just harmful to the individual’s wellbeing, but also indicative of a toxic work culture that dents business productivity.
Understanding Bullying and Harassment at Work
Bullying and harassment at work can manifest as deliberate actions aimed at subjecting an individual or a group to:
- Continuous undue stress
- Unending criticism
- Damage to reputation
- Discrimination or exclusion based on ethnicity, gender, disability, etc.
- Persistent attacks on professional credibility and judgement
- Continuous demeaning or inappropriate humour
- Spreading of malicious rumours
- Unjustifiably being bypassed for promotions
- Experiencing sexual harassment at work
The Prevalence of Bullying and Harassment at Work in the UK
Research from the University of Manchester sheds light on the widespread nature of this issue:
- 10% of workers reported being bullied in the past 6 months
- 25% encountered bullying in workplace within the last 5 years
- 47% witnessed bullying and harassment at work
The statistics highlight the urgent need for robust institutions like the Workers’ Union to advocate for victims of harassment at work UK and guide employers towards corrective measures.
Our Proactive Steps Against Workplace Bullying
Rather than focusing on symbolic gestures, the Workers’ Union is dedicated to constructive action. With years of experience in handling cases related to bullying and harassment at work, our team is equipped to assist victims efficiently. If you’ve been subjected to:
- Harassment by management or co-workers
- Workplace bullying
- Unjustified forced overtime
- Threats concerning job security, especially over non-compliant behaviour towards irrational demands
Connect with us. Our network of experts can evaluate your situation and provide guidance on the next steps.
Collaborative Efforts with Business Entities
An effective stand against bullying at workplace can only be achieved by collaborating with employers, government, and other stakeholders. We’re actively:
- Advocating for more ‘safe spaces’ for employees reporting bullying and harassment
- Educating managers to identify and address harassment at work
- Championing the cause of stronger team dynamics
- Amplifying support for the victims of bullying and harassment at work
Stay updated on our initiatives by visiting the news section of The Workers’ Union website.
Always remember: You’re entitled to fairness and respect in your professional environment. Join us in our mission to eradicate workplace bullying and harassment in the UK.