Regular readers will know that that workplace bullying has been a recurring theme in this column over the last few weeks.
Although a number of other topics have captured our attention, it needs to be noted that workplace related correspondence continues to stream in from various sources. There is a notable difference in content being provided lately in that we are now hearing from people who have been tackling the issue for some time and are prepared to offer some information to others who are still in the thick of it.
Thread originator ‘Sherry’, who had volunteered to begin a support group for like-minded individuals reports, “there is a small group going now and hoping to grow, it’s helping us all.” She says. There have been a number of submissions from folks looking to the future.
A letter writer identified simply as Bullying Victim seems to have been researching the topic shares, “I just discovered your recent articles concerning workplace bullies. You have just touched the surface, and there is much to be examined and discussed.”
The author is of the opinion, “One thing is obvious, federal criminal code legislation and strong provincial legislation concerning Health and Safety, Worker’s Compensation, Human Rights, with the aim of reducing psychological violence in the workplace and tending to the financial and other victim’s needs resulting from workplace bullying should be enacted to curb this growing epidemic.