Workplace Bullying

Jul 30, 2012

Q. Over the last 2 or 3 years, have you been subjected to bullying at work or witnessed bullying of any of your work colleagues?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Full time workers

Part time workers

I have been bullied at work

13%

10%

15%

14%

16%

7%

14%

14%

I have witnessed bullying at work

19%

19%

19%

23%

21%

12%

25%

20%

Total bullied/witnessed bullying

26%

25%

27%

30%

30%

15%

34%

25%

No, I haven’t been bullied or witnessed bullying

55%

56%

55%

56%

58%

49%

62%

64%

I don’t work

15%

14%

16%

5%

10%

35%

Don’t know

4%

5%

2%

9%

2%

1%

4%

11%

26% of respondents said they had been bullied or witnessed bullying in the workplace over the last 2-3 years. 15% of women and 16% of people aged 35-54 said they had personally been bullied.

34% of full-time workers and 25% of part-time workers said they had been bullied or witnessed bullying. Levels of bullying were similar across income groups.

Source of Workplace Bullying

Jul 30, 2012

If been bullied or witnessed bullying –

Q. Was the bullying coming from –

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Full time workers

Part time workers

Managers or employers

65%

67%

64%

61%

69%

69%

63%

74%

Other work colleagues

48%

45%

50%

51%

48%

48%

43%

44%

Customers or clients

15%

16%

14%

18%

16%

5%

14%

23%

Other people

2%

2%

2%

3%

2%

*

2%

1%

68% of those who had been bullied or witnessed bullying in the workplace said the bullying was done by managers or employers and 48% said it was coming from colleagues.

Part-time workers were more likely to say the bullying was coming from managers/employers (74%).

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