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Bullying At Work Infiltrates Into Private Life, Eventually Leading To Suicidal Tendencies


The culture of bullying at workplace is still on the rise whereby causing economic loss, besides leading some victims to even commit suicide.

Dailycsr.com – 16 November 2015 – A new study has demonstrated that the percent of getting bullied at workplace has increased further as “many victims” are terrorised to speak up against this wrong practice.
Acas runs a “conciliation” helpline service, which reportedly has “received” around “20,000 calls related to bullying, harassment and even violence over the past year”. In fact, some among them even considered committing suicide due to the seriousness of the problem.
As a result of bullying, victims were scared of attending their workplace, while some others reported that the bullying at workplace had even seeped into their “home life” casting ominous shadows on them.  
Moreover, Acas informed that the bullying issue is hitting at the economic level whereby costing “£18billion a year in terms of lost days of work”. In the light of management handling such problem, it has been observed that the authorities mostly “just move staff around” instead of dealing with the bullies, states the research report.
Moreover, the victims remained scared to inform the matter and make a due complain on the bullies for fearing the worst, as reporting light even intensify their torture. In the words of the chairman of Acas, Sir Brendan Barber:
“Bullying is on the rise in Britain and it is more likely to be found in organisations that have poor workplace climates where this type of behaviour can become institutionalised.
“Callers to our helpline have experienced some horrific incidents around bullying that have included humiliation, ostracism, verbal and physical abuse.”
He is of the opinion that it is the middle management that is to be blamed for this issue as they fail to take serious actions, whereby he added:
“Managers sometimes dismiss accusations around bullying as simply personality or management-style clashes whilst others may recognise the problem but lack the confidence or skills to deal with it.
“Businesses should be taking workplace bullying very seriously as the annual economic impact of bullying-related absences, staff turnover and lost productivity is estimated to be almost £18 billion.”
Additionally, another report informed that according to TUC almost in every three person become the victims of bullying at workplace, while women are the more vulnerable victims. The survey included “1,700 adults” and demonstrated that people between the age group of forty to fifty nine were the most targeted victims of bullies, while mostly it is the manager who is “a bully”.
Furthermore, the survey also revealed that almost over one person in every three people quit their job after being victimised for bully. In the words of TUC’s General Secretary, Frances O'Grady:
“There is no place for bullies in the modern workplace.
“Bullying causes stress and anxiety and can have long-term effects on victims' physical and mental health. No-one should have to leave their job because of bullying.
“If bullies are allowed to dominate a workplace, wider office morale and productivity suffers too. Employers must have a zero-tolerance policy.
“Too many are simply ignoring bullying behaviour and failing to support staff.”