Wellness in the Workplace
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
Local Champions: London District Catholic School Board
Students strive to live The Pledge to End Bullying by speaking up, reaching out and being a friend. Everyone should belong to a welcoming, inclusive and safe community – whether at school, at home or at work.
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The Ontario Ministry of Labour says workplace harassment can include “bullying, intimidating or offensive jokes or innuendos, displaying or circulating offensive pictures or materials, or offensive or intimidating phone calls.”
Workers in the U.S. who have been bullied. (U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, 2007)
Targets of bullying who reported stress levels that affected their health. (U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, 2007)
Bullying in the Workplace: A Handbook
A free resource created by the Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare. It provides many practical tools and strategies to help prevent, identify and address bullying in the workplace.
Ontario Workplace Health Coalition
The Ontario Workplace Health Coalition aims to support workplace health and provides a number of resources to help in the workplace.
Tips to deal with a bully in the workplace:
1. Understand the bully
Knowing the type of person you are dealing with can help you defend yourself. Bullies will often recruit others, and while males tend to favour using other management, females recruit from the social network.
3. Document the instances of bullying
Make sure to document specific incidents like the time and date. Identify trustworthy allies and determine code violations.
2. Identify the type of bullying
Bullying can take many forms, including; unrealistic job demands, unreasonable criticism, creating an inconsistent or unfair work environment, not giving credit where it is due or insults, putdowns, yelling, screaming, and other abusive behavior.
4. Determine a plan to resolve the bullying
Request a meeting time where you can confront the bully in a professional setting. Seek assistance from senior management, third party mediation and/or legal advice. Establish and protect boundaries, but do not blame yourself. If possible, get witness statements and follow internal complaint processes.
“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.”
Zack W. Van
“Bullying consists of the least competent most aggressive employee projecting their incompetence on to the least aggressive most competent employee and winning.”
CTV London – Community Investments Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 519-691-2883 x 383
Thames Valley District School Board – Safe Schools Email: Matthew.Sereda@tvdsb.on.ca Phone: 519-452-2000 ext 20048
“You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down.”