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Workplace bullying ‘on the increase’


Workplace bullying ‘on the increase’

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VIOLENCE AND BULLYING are on the increase in the workplace.

In the past 12 to 18 months, said labour management advisor with the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC), Brittany Brathwaite, they had seen a “dramatic increase”.

The problem, she said, was that employers tended to treat those incidents as isolated and thus they reprimanded or suspended offenders and allowed them back into the workplace with no follow-up counselling, monitoring or rehabilitation.

The labour management adviser was speaking as the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals held a panel discussion on the topic: Workplace Violence – Understanding and Responding at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies on Thursday night.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.