Work can be tough at times but it’s a worthwhile pursuit so that you and your family can live in relative comfort. Unfortunately, there are times when the normal pressures of the working environment can be accentuated into something that is unacceptable.
Nobody should face harassment, discrimination or bullying in any environment, including at work. Being bullied can transform hard-working days into unbearable days and those subjected to it may feel powerless.
If you have been bullied in the workplace, there are a number of measures you can take to deal with it.
Remember it’s not your fault
Bullying can severely impact a person’s self-esteem, and they might start to blame themselves. It is important to refrain from doing this if possible, as bullying is never your fault. Bullies often single out people because they are jealous. You might be performing well at work and constantly hitting your targets, which may annoy someone who is going through a period of bad performance.
You shouldn’t just let bullying slide. If you don’t want to do anything for your sake, think of other people who a bully might target in the future. The HR department at your work should be trained to deal with such incidents, and your company should also have a procedure for contacting them. When raising the issue with higher management, be sure to mention the hostile environment that bullying has created as well as the negative impact it has on productivity.
Bullying can seriously impact your well being so it is important to address it promptly. Hopefully, your HR department can remedy the situation but if not, you always have legal options at your disposal.