United against bullying

16th November 2020

This week (16th to 20th November) is Anti-bullying Week 2020.

When talking about bullying, most people think about school playgrounds and classrooms. But bullying can affect adults in the workplace, too.

 

At Wilson James, we are committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure that:

  • you are treated with respect and dignity
  • you are protected from discrimination, less favourable treatment, bullying or harassment
  • we take appropriate steps when complaints arise.

You can read more about this in our EDI policy, available on the staff intranet.

 

WHAT IS WORKPLACE BULLYING? 

 

Bullying can involve arguments and rudeness, but it can also be more subtle. Other forms of bullying include:

  • excluding and ignoring people and their contribution
  • overloading people with work
  • spreading malicious rumours
  • unfair treatment
  • picking on or regularly undermining someone
  • denying someone’s training or promotion opportunities

 

WHAT  YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT?

 

Don’t be ashamed to tell people what’s going on. Bullying is serious, and you need to let people know what’s happening so they can help you.

 

If you experience or witness workplace bullying, and you aren’t sure how to proceed, we strongly encourage you to speak to your line manager. You can also contact one of our Mental Health First Aiders or you can reach out to the 24/7 Employment Assistance Programme helpline.