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Is this the first incident or is there a history of such behaviour?
This is the first time that my boss lost his temper and made these comments, however he has previously told me to quit
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The manager’s behaviour is something that could be classified as bullying. This is unfortunately something that happens all too often in the workplace. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) defines bullying as “offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient.” Whatever form it takes, it is unwarranted and unwelcome to the individual subjected to it.
Under law, specifically the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, an employer has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees. In addition, they have the implied contractual duty to provide a safe and suitable working environment. That includes preventing, or at least effectively dealing with bullying behaviour occurring in the workplace.
In terms of what the victim of bullying can do to try and deal with such problems, the following steps are recommended:
In general, a victim should try and gather as much evidence as possible before considering making a formal complaint and certainly before going down the resignation route. As bullying often takes verbal form, the best way is to keep a detailed diary of all bullying occasions so that there is at least some reference in written form that the employer and/or the tribunal can refer to.
Just to clarify, my employer can decline to pay me for the days missed off work as a result of this incident and I have written a formal complaint as my manager has now put his resignation in
If you are off sick, then you are only entitled to the sick pay your contract allows you to receive - the employer does not have to pay you extra even if the reasons for the time off are work-related or due to bullying, etc
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