Bullying at work can take several forms and employees don't always understand what constitutes bullying and harassment and how to handle a grievance.
Bullying and harassment can be overt, for example being shouted at, ganged upon, physically assaulted, or verbally belittled - or covert, such as being cold-shouldered, ignored, or being made to feel left out. It is unwanted behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or offended and/or conduct that violates that person's dignity or creates a hostile environment.
It can be difficult to prove as often it is not carried out in the presence of others and you may not feel comfortable complaining about a work colleague or manager but, if you do not complain using work grievance procedures or within a reasonable period of time you may find that you are barred from bringing a discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal (if it is because of a protected characteristic) which is subject to strict time limits.
If you believe you are being bullied or harassed you should;
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