You ask us when an employer can be considered to have bullied an employee. We have also received reports of behaviour that can be called ” mobbing ” according to the law. If you don’t know if your supervisor’s behaviour is unlawful, read this post!
Mobbing is a serious matter because it always leads to the deterioration of a person’s mental health. Employees often tend to downplay such phenomena and blame themselves. However, the law is clear: mobbing, i.e. long-term harassment or intimidation, is punishable! 🚫
If we want to accuse the employer, we have to prove that the hurtful behaviour is:
– persistent (repeated frequently)
📢What are typical examples of harassment or bullying?
– dissemination of offensive rumours by the employer ( mobbing does not have to be overt!);
– Offensive comments;
– making work more difficult (for example, assigning duties that are incompatible with one’s competence to show incompetence or misrepresentation);
– continual criticism in order to humiliate the employee;
– isolating the employee from the rest, urging others not to get along with the employee.
If you are experiencing this type of behaviour from your employer or another person in the workplace try to get evidence (for example, news photos, recordings, testimonies from colleagues) and report to us!
An employee who has experienced bullying is entitled to compensation. Remember that, according to the law, an employer has a duty to prevent mobbing in his company. If, knowing about the violence, he does not try to prevent it, he is also breaking the law!