The TUC has published new online guidance ‘Bullied at work? Don’t suffer in silence’, for workers on what to do if they feel they are being bullied at work. This follows a poll of 1738 people, carried out by YouGov for the TUC, which revealed that:
- 29% of people have been bullied at work;
- women (34%) are more likely to be victims of bullying than men (23%);
- the highest prevalence of workplace bullying is among 40 to 59-year-olds, where 34% of people are affected;
- in 72% of cases the bullying is carried out by a manager; and,
- 36% of people who report being bullied at work leave their job because of it.
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