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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Apart from not speaking to you, are they doing anything else that affects you?
Two of us in the office Lynn does payroll and accounts I do sales invoices they have started to come in office any sales queries they ask Lynn it's like I'm invisible. I know now that I've questioned what they are doing it is going to get worse my card is well I truly marked now. They have a solicitor friend they keep bringing in last year I questioned why they were putting personal petrol receipts through the books to be told its git nothing to do with me. Solicitor told them it was minor fraud and they shouldn't be doing I questioned the same issue again cos they continue to do this. They also started their. Daughters boyfriend but they put him on others daughter payroll for 6 months until he starred his apprenticeship in September another minor fraud. I'm just really annoyed cos they tried to accuse me and Lynn last year
The behaviour you are experiencing could be tantamount to bullying, which 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.
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