Of the 3,500 employees surveyed by human resource consultants Mercer, one in twelve said they had been bullied on several occasions – with the offence particularly widespread in the public healthcare sector.
One in five said they had been bullied in the last year.
There is currently no legislation to protect employees from bullying – defined as ‘intimidating to get people doing what you want them to do’, according to Mercer.
Any legislation on the matter though appears to be some way off, with the Department of Trade & Industry, saying in response to the survey, that it would be difficult to put workable legislation in place to deal with bullying.
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