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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.an you please tell me how long have you have you been with your employer
just three months and the harassment started after the first week.
Ok thank you leave it with me I need to look up a few things and then get my advice ready.I will post back on here when done there is no need to wait and you will receive an email when I have responded.
Many thanks for your patience. Bullying 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:
Thanks Ben, I flagged some of my concerns with the regional manager on the 17th march and he did nothing, but for two of us to have to work together and she's my line manager it seems impossible, she has gone through 12 staff in 4 years, and nearly all left because of her behaviour but everybody so scared of this person. I don't feel that my company are taking this serious enough, and we no proper hr dept. I suppose m option is to give in and resign.
that would be the last resort option because you are obviously giving up your job, but if you believe you have to go down that route because working there is impossible, then it may have to be it. It's such a shame that you do not have the necessary length of service to claim for this and this is one big legal loophole which has not been resolved for years - the fact that an employee cannot make a claim for bullying on its own and needs 2 years' service to be able to pursue their rights
ok thank you for your help.
you are most welcome, all the best