How to stop bullying in the workplace, and claim accident at work compensation if you are injured
It is important that you are able to stop bullies in the workplace, in order to protect yourself, your employees or colleagues from the actions of bullies. A bully can make life a misery for anyone that they go after, and some people will not limit their behaviour to the people that they work closely with, meaning that customers may choose to walk away from your business because of the behaviour.
If you are aware of a bully working within your company, it is important that you put a stop to this behaviour sooner rather than later. Here are some ways in which you can do this.
- Be aware of bullying. Make sure that it is clear to all employees that they should come to you if they are dealing with a bully, so that you can do something about it. If you don’t know what is going on then you won’t be able to put a stop to it, so you should keep an eye out for any signs, and try to get employees to confide in you.
- Speak to both parties involved. In some cases it may simply be a misunderstanding, whilst in others you will actually be dealing with a bully. To work out what is really going on you should speak to both parties, but try to speak to them at the same time as they are less likely to lie in front of each other.
- Don’t be afraid to punish. If you do believe that someone is behaving like a bully then you need to mete out punishment to suit the crime. This will tell the person that bullying is not tolerated in tell company, and will also tell other employees so that they don’t start either.
- Make an example. You should sit down with all employees after a bullying incident has been reported and let them know that bullying is not tolerated and that they can expect to lose their jobs if they participate.
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If you are injured by a bully in the workplace, you can make a Swindon accident at work compensation claim against the company in general or, even better, the bully themselves.
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Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: David Brown