Every employer has a legal duty of care to its employees to deal with harassment in the workplace, and this includes cyberbullying. All employers are responsible for safeguarding your wellbeing and should have policies and procedures in place to this effect. If you need help with a problem relating to cyberbullying at work, explore our Total Access Support section to learn about the various ways we can help.
Check that your employer has the following policies in place.
Keep a record of all incidents of cyberbullying and harassment and store the evidence safely. If you are going to escalate the problem, you might need to demonstrate ‘ongoing harassment’ for legal action.
Take your case to your employer through the correct channels, and file a written complaint or grievance. Keep a record of all correspondence with your employer regarding your case, as you may need to consider independent representation. If you are a member of a union, talk to your union representative.
If your case is not treated seriously, you haven’t received a satisfactory outcome or the harassment continues, you should seek independent legal advice.
Cyberbullying and harassment can be devastating. Make sure you get practical and emotional support for what you are going through. Visit our Total Access Support section to learn more about the various ways that we can help you with your problem.