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Bullying In The Workplace - Follow The Political Parties?

Posted: Friday, 4 January 2019 @ 13:43

My firm continues to receive employment law instructions relating to people suffering bullying in the workplace.

Very depressing albeit we strive to help individuals getting more than satisfactory redress.

Given this I look at the Conservative and Labour Parties with some wry humour and watch as both face allegations of bullying.

The Conservative Party is trying to pull the lid over allegations of bullying by expelled member, Mark Clarke.

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn is potentially in the firing line over his leadership creating a culture where bullying of non-believers is endorsed and encouraged. See what has happened over the Syria vote.

There is a common dynamic between the political parties and organisations which face allegations of bullying. (All organisations are potentially vulnerable to it so we should not be high and mighty about it.)

It is the attitude of management. If the management in any way is seen to tolerate a culture of bullying, this will enable bullying to flourish.

The employment law clients I represent in this area tend to be very good at their jobs which ironically makes them more vulnerable to being a target.