Reporting Workplace Bullying to HR – Ask #HR Bartender

This article talks about bullying at the work place and what to do. Bullying is not tolerable in any work force area. It is just as bad as sexual harrassement but some times not taken seriously. First, if bullying continues it should be reported to a manager. Managers should be able to manage the situation. If reporting to a manager is unsuccessful, attempting to reach the HR, director, or the owner would be next. Talking with other employees and keeping track of certain incidents or phone calls, etc. Some time losing a job happens. In this instance, contacting the state’s civil and human rights agency would be ideal.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1While some workplace bullying may not cause a legal risk, it is still destructive to the business.
  • 2Employers & their HR departments should establish mechanisms for employees to report workplace bullying.
  • 3If one is retaliated against after reporting bullying, the employee should consider notifying the head of HR, discussung withthe company’s legal counsel, or filing a complaint with a labor regulator.

“Bullying is destructive. Period. When employees are bullied, they are working in fear and intimidation, which reduces overall work quality, innovation and employee engagement.”

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