How to know if you are being a bully at work, and how to claim accident at work compensation if you are injured by one
The worst thing you can be in any job is a bully. Even if you are not caught and punished for bullying behaviour, it will soon spread around the office that the way you deal with people and situations is to bully them, and you will find yourself without friends and opportunities.
It is far better for you to be personable and friendly when working with others, and this is the sort of behaviour which will get you further. The worst thing is if you are using bullying tactics and don’t realise it, as this can cause trouble before you can try to rein it in. Here are some ways to tell if you are a bully.
- Are people afraid of you? If you find that people are willing to speak freely to each other, but clam up whenever you are around, you may be projecting an image which makes people afraid of you and unwilling to speak to you as much as they do to others.
- Do you pick at things unnecessarily? Bullying is more than pushing people around, it can be as simple as nitpicking on a project or piece of work that someone has done. It can also mean that when someone does something wrong you refuse to let it go and bring it up all the time to humiliate them publicly.
- Do you have friends? Friends are different from people that try to hang around you because you offer protection of some kind. Friends will confide in you and offer you support when you are having problems, whilst hangers on are only really there because it is easier than being one of your targets.
- Would you say these things to your boss? If you are about to say something to a colleague that you wouldn’t dare say to your boss, or in front of your boss, then it is likely that you are being a bully, and should avoid saying anything at all.
When to claim Swansea accident at work compensation
If you have been injured by a bully at work, you should absolutely think about making a Swansea accident at work compensation claim against them. You should never sit back and let a bully get away with this behaviour, especially if it has gotten to the point where people are getting hurt.
If you go through Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make your Swansea accident at work compensation claim, this will be easier on you, as a professional personal injury lawyer will be the one to go up against the bully in court. This lawyer will also work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the Swansea accident at work compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: David Brown