Workplace bullying is a consistent pattern of mistreating others in the workplace which causes both emotional or physical harm. There are several ways that this type of abuse can occur, and although the perpetrator may not be physically violent, their words and actions can have an impact on those who experience it. Your business should consider purchasing liability insurance for your workplace to protect yourself and your staff from being financially burdened as a result of an employee’s action. Shop around for the best coverage options so you know you are getting the coverage you need.
The first step to protecting yourself against workplace bullying is to take immediate action if you or someone else is ever experiencing it. Contact your company’s human resources department to make sure they have a procedure in place for reporting credible concerns about potential workplace bullying. Many companies now have dedicated harassment line numbers for employees to use if they feel they are being harassed in any way. If your employer does not have this number or does not take immediate action when harassment occurs, you may wish to pursue legal recourse.
If the problem only occurs occasionally, it might be possible to address the problem without adding additional expense to your workplace budget. However, if workplace bullying is ongoing, you should consider consulting a workplace violence consultant. These professionals provide a variety of solutions that can help you reduce the risk of workplace bullying. For example, some of these solutions include educating employees on healthy nutrition and physical fitness, providing safe work environments, encouraging participation of parents in the workforce, and more.
There are also a variety of services that are available if you are being bullied at work. Many employers offer support groups, phone and email support, online chat options, and confidential peer support meetings. Some companies even have specially trained staff members that are available 24 hours a day should you need them. If you think you are being harassed in any way, you should report the behavior.
You can get advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying by speaking to an accredited workplace health psychologist or doctor. Many people shy away from seeking medical assistance because of the stigma associated with mental health professionals. However, when suffering from workplace health problems such as depression or low self-esteem, speaking to an accredited professional is the best way to get the treatment you need. In the worst-case scenario, they may be able to refer you to somebody that can better help you.
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