As a member of staff you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect whilst at work, the right to work in safe and healthy conditions, not to be threatened or subject to inappropriate or offensive language and not to be discriminated against.

Newcastle Hospitals is committed to;

  • creating a culture where all staff are treated appropriately
     
  • providing a working environment which is free from harassment, intimidation, bullying or victimisation and
     
  • supporting and encouraging our staff to raise concerns when issues arise


What to do if you think you are being bullied at work

If you find yourself subject to inappropriate comments, offensive language or feel bullied, it is important you take steps to remedy the situation.

Share your experience - Talk to someone you trust to get a fresh perspective and support. It is important not to let yourself feel isolated by trying to deal with it on your own.

Speak to the perpetrator - It may be that they do not realise the effect their behaviour is having on you. If you feel able to, have a quiet word at the earliest opportunity, if not seek advice and support as identified below;

Keep a record - If inappropriate behaviour persists, write it down. Keep a diary of details and any emails, letters, reports or witnesses to events.

Seek advice and support Contact someone who can help. For example; 

 

    Alternatively staff are also able to raise any concerns confidentially via the staff network email addresses

    LGBTstaffnetwork@nuth.nhs.uk

    BAMEstaffnetwork@nuth.nhs.uk

    Disabilitystaffnetwork@nuth.nhs.uk