Employment - Bullying at work

Extent: Jersey
Updated 18 September 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Words you may need to know


Bullying - intimidation of a weaker person/ the process of intimidating or mistreating somebody weaker or in a more vulnerable situation

Code of conduct – rules of behaviour

Intimidation - to create a feeling of fear

Vulnerable - without enough protection, open to attack or abuse, easily persuaded

Objectively justified -  not influenced by personal feelings

Cumulative - adding up, getting stronger or greater

Undermine - weaken or diminish

Constrain -  force someone to do something, or restrict or limit them

Humiliate - show up or put down

Reputation - good name or status

Self-esteem - confidence or self worth/ respect. How you see yourself

A definition of bullying might be:

Conduct that cannot be objectively justified by a reasonable code of conduct, and whose likely or actual cumulative effect is to threaten, undermine, constrain, humiliate or harm another person or their property, reputation, self-esteem, self-confidence or ability to perform.

The Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS) have a number of guides to help employers and employees deal with bullying and harassment: