Being bullied at work, was put on disciplinary for griping about it on social media, was told the bullying from management was not relevant and was a separate issue, grievance happened, outcome not stated, offered a without prejudice discussion.
June 20,2021 at 11:32PM UTC
Wanted to explore the option but in the same conversation realised it would infringe on my right to free speech.
They likely raised it, and used the fact that I had said I wanted to leave(but couldn’t because of a home purchase), to pay me off and keep me silent about the bullying. It was verbal bullying it but made me feel unsafe.
It’s specific stuff that a family member said about me previously, many years ago, so I’m considering the possibility of it being a case of gossip making it into the workplace.
Still want to leave, but I want to make them pay by requesting a review of their grievance investigation.
This has been the second instance of severe verbal bullying where others and myself have witnessed it.
And the higher ranking managers usually talk it away in order to sweep it under the carpet so that everyone can still work together.
Given I have stated I had been suicidal about online bullying before I even worked for the current employer, I feel uneasy about working for people who prioritise working together over my mental health.
It’s sick. But I know not every department is like this so I figure these managers are the minority of what would otherwise be a decent company to work for.
Though, their boss is the main person who helped make the entrepreneur’s business a reality. So they might end up being protected even if I stay.
I have expressed on social media already that I need to talk to a GP to run all this by them since that is the arrangement in place, but due to current health issues globally, the phone rings and no one picks up.
The inquiries this might raise with my current bosses may be something they are trying to avoid.
I’m based in the UK.
What do you think?
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