Anyone can be subjected to bullying in the workplace, regardless of their position or seniority. Bullying occurs when an individual or group repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards an employee in a way that creates a risk to health and safety.
If this is happening to you, we can assist you in raising bullying concerns. It can be intimidating raising bullying allegations. At Bell and Co, we will support you through this process.
If bullying allegations have been made against you, we will advocate for you, whether you are a manager or an employee. Where a bullying complaint has been received or an employer is aware of potential issues, the employer has an obligation to fully and fairly investigate. Consequently, if you are the subject of an allegation, it is highly recommended that you seek legal counsel sooner rather than later. We will act quickly to provide advocacy and support in response to bullying claims.
Some workplace complaints require an independent investigator. We can undertake external investigations into sensitive and serious matters, including workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination. The work we can perform in this area includes conducting investigations for employers and assisting employees who are involved in investigations. We run efficient investigation processes that are sensitive, impartial and legally comprehensive.