General Article Over 70% of UK employees have been bullied at work in the last three years finds new study

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By Calvin Barnett

A new study has revealed the extent of bullying in the workplace with over a third of employees in the UK revealing that they have experienced or witnessed bullying at work over the past three years.

The research, conducted by Employment law specialists Kew Law, asked employees of 131 companies in the UK whether they had been bullied or witnessed bullying in the workplace, and 71 per cent said yes.

35 per cent of respondents said that they had been direct victims of workplace bullying themselves.

According to the findings, the most commonly identified form of bullying in the workplace by 27 per cent of those who participated in the study was overloading individuals with work.

20 per cent highlighted that they had been witness to or victim of unfair treatment whilst 18 per cent emphasised picking on or regularly undermining someone.

16 per cent noted the spread of malicious rumours as a common form of bullying, and the same percentage also identified ignoring and ex...

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