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Topic: Been Bullied at work

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. Cathy1996
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    2 posts
    5 July 2019
    I'm been bullied at work and don't know what to do ive told my manager but it has really made my anziety go through the roof.
  2. Pinksunfallen
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    1 posts
    5 July 2019

    Hello Cathy!

    I’d definitely recommend seeking higher up help with the bullying in your workplace. If you have a Store Manager or even a franchisee - I’d be speaking with them. :)

  3. Cathy1996
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    2 posts
    5 July 2019 in reply to Pinksunfallen
    I work in aged care and my boss has said I can have an interview with somebody higher up on Wednesday and she asked if I would be ok with an apology and I said what until she does it again and her reply was she won’t how does she know she won’t she’s already done it once what’s going to stop her. I hate feeling like this and I love my job and where I work until this has happened I don’t want to have to leave and find another job
  4. Kiki207
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    30 posts
    11 July 2019 in reply to Cathy1996

    Hi Cathy,

    Its a pity that such an enjoyable thing can be ruined by the other people there. Hope your interview went well and that the bullying and your anxiety will ease.

    Stay strong



  5. Summer Rose
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    11 July 2019 in reply to Cathy1996

    Hi Cathy

    You've done the right thing by informing your manager. I'm not sure I can say the same about your manager.

    It really should be up to you to choose the best coursevof action to resolve the issue. Most employers favor the informal approach ( e.g. an apology or mediation) but you don't have to agree.

    Depending on your employer's policy and procedures, you should also have the option of making a formal written complaint. This will prompt an investigation and if your allegation can be substantiated disciplinary action would likely follow.

    You can also take your complaint outside your workplace. There are a number of choices, Fair Work, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission or union ( if applicable).

    I suggest attending the meeting, asking about your options and asking for support to pursue your chosen path.

    Hangvin there. I know it's hard and I know you're struggling but it's really important to do what you can to ensure the harmful behaviour stops.

    Kind thoughts to you