These three recent articles dive into bullying, harassment and mental health in the workplace.
Workplace bullying: ‘Fear is the biggest factor’
The most common form of bullying or harassment was “being undermined or humiliated in my job”, reported by 55% of women affected and 50% of men.
Then came “persistent unwarranted criticism” and “unwanted personal remarks”.
Employer Pays for Failing to Investigate Harassment
In Bassanese v. German Canadian News Company et al. Justice Sossin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded the plaintiff, Ms. Bassanese, $50,000 in aggravated damages for the bad faith actions of her former employer, German Canadian News Company (GCNC).
Mental health is the foundation of workplace safety
In 2013, the Canadian National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety introduced the concept that not only was there a responsibility for the workplace to become involved in maintaining the mental health of workers, but also that the workplace could even be a source of poor mental health.