Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

But how do I know if this is really workplace bullying?

So you were asked to investigate an allegation of workplace bullying. You’ve interviewed the parties concerned and spoken to a reluctant witness. But how do you decide whether or not - on the balance of probability – that the allegation amounts to bullying? Making a decision can be difficult. Bullies are often clever manipulative individuals.… Continue reading But how do I know if this is really workplace bullying?

Employment Relations

Suspended from work for over a year

  Several years ago a middle manager at a college of further education told me she had been suspended from work for over a year. She was still on full pay, but completely barred from contacting colleagues because, it was alleged, she had failed to meet her performance targets. As a result, a disciplinary investigation… Continue reading Suspended from work for over a year