Scottish Daily Mail

Bul­ly­ing at work is on the rise

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WORK­PLACE bul­ly­ing is in­creas­ing with many vic­tims too afraid to speak up, ac­cord­ing to a study by con­cil­i­a­tion ser­vice Acas.

Some call­ers to a helpline at Acas even con­sid­ered sui­cide, with the line re­ceiv­ing about 20,000 calls on bul­ly­ing, ha­rass­ment and violence in the last year.

Vic­tims can dread go­ing to work and it can af­fect home life. Acas thinks bul­ly­ing costs the econ­omy £18bil­lion in lost days at work.

In a sep­a­rate sur­vey of 1,700 staff, the TUC said al­most a third were bul­lied at work, with women more likely to be vic­tims and 40 to 59-year-olds the most bul­lied. More than one in three peo­ple quit af­ter be­ing bul­lied.

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