Third of workers in the UK were found to be affected by bullying banter
A recent study has found that almost a third (32%) of workers have experienced workplace bullying. With many of the comments being disguised as banter.
Law firm Irwin Mitchell surveyed 2,179 people and discovered that banter bullying affected workers between 45 and 54 the most. It was more common among women, with 35% saying they had experienced this at work.
The law firm decided to investigate this issue after the recent increase in quiet firings in the workplace. They want to raise awareness of how bullying and banter can negatively impact employees. With an emphasis on how managers can put safeguards in place for employees.