Evergreen Content

Stories about horrible bosses (and how to handle workplace bullying)

Workplace bullying is often linked to unequal power dynamics, says labour relations attorney Natasha Moni.

Moni explains that workplace bullying can be non-verbal and very under-handed.

Read also: What is constructive dismissal? (and how to prove it)

She advises that some workplace bullying can be legally considered as harassment and victimisation under the Employment Equity Act.

If an employee has evidence of harassment or victimisation, they are able to take the matter up at the Labour Court.

Usually the dispute will first start at the CCMA and the Bargaining Council, Moni adds.

Read more: The difference between insubordination and insolence (and which gets you fired)

Workplace bullying is an everyday occurrence. There is an intent on a result.

Natasha Moni, labor specialist Director at Moni Attorneys Incorporated, Part time commissioner at CCMA

Your workplace bully will say something like "I'm only doing this to make you a better person."

Natasha Moni, labor specialist Director at Moni Attorneys Incorporated, Part time commissioner at CCMA

Sometimes the bullying is no overt or verbal.

Natasha Moni, labor specialist Director at Moni Attorneys Incorporated, Part time commissioner at CCMA

She talks about cases of employees who've been targeted at work and several callers shared their difficult stories.

Callers told their tales of workplace bullying; from wrongful misconduct charges, to being targeted over of body weight, and dismissal via WhatsApp.

Lsten to the range of questions and cases shared during the World Of Work feature:


This article first appeared on 702 : Stories about horrible bosses (and how to handle workplace bullying)


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
The difference between insubordination and insolence (and which gets you fired)

The difference between insubordination and insolence (and which gets you fired)

Labour law specialist Melanie Hart explores insubordinate and insolent behaviour in the workplace, and the consequences thereof.

How to make the most of performance appraisals (and why once a year won't do)

How to make the most of performance appraisals (and why once a year won't do)

Performance appraisals are meant to be used as a developmental tool, explains talent strategist and leadership guru Anja van Beek.

What is constructive dismissal? (and how to prove it)

What is constructive dismissal? (and how to prove it)

Employers and employees get confused about what constitutes a constructive dismissal. Labour lawyer Natasha Moni dives in deep.

CV advice to help you land your next job

CV advice to help you land your next job

Talent strategist and leadership consultant Anja van Beek says a CV should be seen as part of your personal branding.

'It's not enough to just do the job' - Employee retention 101

'It's not enough to just do the job' - Employee retention 101

Recruitment guru Zanele Luvuno says that employees need to go the extra mile to set themselves apart and be indispensable.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

Operations chief, General Barney Hlatshwayo's personal driver was arrested on Tuesday.

[WATCH] 'These thugs need to be arrested and rot in jail'- Bongani Bingwa

[WATCH] 'These thugs need to be arrested and rot in jail'- Bongani Bingwa

Bongani Bingwa shares his thoughts on the Panyaza Lesufi 'effigy' incident on Wednesday.

Everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong

Everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong

Allon Raiz on “Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind Why Everything You Know about Success Is (Mostly) Wrong”.

Defence: State has failed to prove that Van Breda killed his family

Defence: State has failed to prove that Van Breda killed his family

Henri van Breda’s legal team presented its closing arguments in the Western Cape High Court.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

Is Shakespeare still relevant to SA's school curriculum?

Is Shakespeare still relevant to SA's school curriculum?

How relevant is Shakespeare in SA's English literature which is written in a manner that no one speaks today?

3 reasons for the petrol price hike (and why it will hurt more than you think)

3 reasons for the petrol price hike (and why it will hurt more than you think)

Economist Dawie Roodt says that the petrol price hike is going to boost the cycle of inflation and force interest rates up.