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Over half of workers are bullied by their boss

A recent survey has found that 60% of UK workers have been bullied by their boss, and three in ten (30%) workers claim that they are currently experiencing bullying at the office.

The survey, by CareerBuilder.co.uk, also found that the two most common ways workers report being bullied was getting blamed for mistakes they didn’t make (47%), and being constantly criticised (47%). Ignoring a colleague (36%) and belittling them during meetings (35%) are also common weapons used by the workplace bully.

More than half (56%) of victims did not report the bullying to their HR department and of those who were bullied, most pointed to incidents with their bosses (59%) or colleagues (41%). Six in ten (62%) said they were bullied by someone older than themselves and it wasn’t necessarily a colleague, as 6% of victims were bullied by customers.

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