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Bullying Log?

Postby diy » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:47 am

A friend is being bullied by members of another department after they failed an attempt to have the friend disciplined as a result of a grievance made by one of the team. The long and the short of it is one of the other team members did something incompetent which affected the company's ability to recognise the revenue on a sale. The friend having a bit of a mouth, chastised the person for being stupid. The person complained that they had been humiliated. This was investigated and no action taken. They are now on a witch hunt and are carrying out conduct designed to trigger more inappropriate comments. I have advised the friend to keep a log of what is said by who and when, as context is everything if he/she later needs to defend a comment made.

Is a simple log of date / time who and what sufficeint along with the names of anyone who witnessed it? Is this a useful thing to do?
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:18 am

diy wrote:They are now on a witch hunt and are carrying out conduct designed to trigger more inappropriate comments.

Was the original comment inappropriate? The result of the investigation would appear to suggest not.
Can't your friend call the out on it?
Something on the line of: "You complained before that I humiliated you and you appear to want me to do it again..."
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby diy » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:27 am

Imo they'd be better to keep their mouth shut. I'm hearing everything second hand so don't know how justified or otherwise the complaint was. For the purposes of being helpful, i'm assuming the comment was worthy of the complaint
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:33 am

A log of the kind described will be sufficient. Go to a stationers and buy a page to a day diary. Write in any events as they occur.
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby Boo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:34 am

It may also help to keep a log of the effects of the bullying, GP appointments etc.
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:38 am

Advise friend to bite lip and not react to provocation.
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby dls » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:13 pm

100%. Once he or she reacts, all is (nearly) lost.
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:24 pm

Should the employee inform the employer?
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby 3.14 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:44 pm

Can they do so without the other employees knowing about it? They would normally go to their line manager but direct to HR would be better.
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Re: Bullying Log?

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:54 pm

Will it backfire?
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