Is discrimination a form of bullying? I think so because the root cause of both is a real or perceived difference, whether it be race, sex, orientation, disability, or whether it be weight, the size of your nose or ears, or the condition of your teeth. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I don’t care if I’m classified as disabled, or who knows about it – it’s not going to change anything about my illness or how I cope with it day to day. It has some advantages – like a third off rail fares… OK, one advantage – but it is a catch-22 when work are […]
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It is definitely bullying in disguise . In the workplace everyone is held to a standard to maintain their professionalism which usually does not apply to those at the top as they will bully individuals with certain protected characteristics and without any consequences . Finally some things are being done about this such as equal pay reporting and employment tribunals but not at a rapid level for the majority.
It’s sad that we’re living in 2020 and adults still act that way. To me it’s ignorant and childish.
It’s a shame but using our platforms to bring this to light and help those that feel helpless can hopefully bring some change. I’ve started a safe space forum individuals to vent and feel supported.
I totally agree. And thank you for your work in helping victims of bullying who don’t know where to turn to for help. The safe space is an awesome idea and will no doubt help so many!
I think it’s definitely bullying if it’s repeated, hurtful and deliberate. I wrote a piece on inclusion, would love to know your thoughts:
Thank you, Barry! I just read your article and I couldn’t agree more! I appreciate your addressing the issue of exclusion of people with unseen disabilities! I was a victim of this growing up and I know first hand how it feels!
I couldn’t find a like or comment option on this post. (I’m using a mobile device) Otherwise I would’ve liked and commented. I’ll see if it shows up on my PC when I get home!