Bullying at work – and accident lawyers in Kinloch Rannoch
As an adult you should never have to expect bullying at work. However, it does happen and can cause you to experience significant stress, even leading to a breakdown or depression if it carries on for long enough. Here are some ways to identify if you are being bullied at work and what to do about it.
Are you being bullied?
As previously mentioned, you may think that bullying is not for adults and that you couldn’t classify what is happening with you as bullying. Bullying is basically any kind of targeting or mistreatment of you in particular, that makes you feel unhappy or stressed. This can come from your employer.
Your colleagues or anyone else you have to deal with on a daily basis. If you think that you are being targeted in particular, on a regular basis, then this constitutes bullying. You should also look out for:
- Feeling unhappy all of the time
- Dreading going to work
- Being withdrawn and quiet at work
What can you do?
- Find an ally. This could be your employer, another colleague, anyone who is connected with work and is on your side. This will give you someone to talk to and make you feel more secure as you have at least one other person on your side.
- Report the bully. If the bully is your employer then go higher up and speak to heads of department, managing directors or even the owner of the company. Although it can be intimidating, it is crucial that they know about the other person’s behaviour, for both your sake and the sake of the company.
- Speak to the bully. This is a great way to take some of the power back. Sit down with the bully and calmly make your point. Let them speak but don’t let them intimidate you, and don’t let it turn into an argument. Just calmly make your own points and stick to them.
When to speak to accident lawyers in Kinloch Rannoch
If you have suffered bullying for a long time and have had a breakdown because of it, you may be able to sue your employer for compensation.
The best way to do this without inflicting more stress on yourself is to use accident lawyers in Kinloch Rannoch who can handle the case on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more about whether you stand a good chance of getting compensation.
If you decide to proceed you will work with accident lawyers in Kinloch Rannoch who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your accident lawyers in Kinloch Rannoch should keep you up to date with any developments but you can also call the helpline 24/7 to ask questions.
Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Author: David Brown