Hi All
Am planning to do a PhD research on the field of emotional abuse or bullying at the workplace..
Can i get inputs on (1) the prevalence of bullying in india.
(2) Any policies against the topic in organizations
(3) Any interventions from organization side
Anyone knows about any studies done in india base on the topic. plz give information
More over on the topic to be considered as a research matter.
Help you provide will be valuable.

From India, Kottayam
Why no replies..... IS it tht there is no Bullying at all or no one is ready to open up.. Please give your valuable response.......
From India, Kottayam
I am a doctor by profession and I had newly joined a private company that deals with medical check ups for migrants to foreign countries. I was not given a joining letter but was asked to join via email which specifies my salary amount as well. After joining the organization, another female doctor has been insisting favors like giving her a ride back home and sharing food. Within a professional degree of fairness I have refused her favors on several occasions.
On 23rd of May, She asked me to accompany her for shopping which I had refused. Following this, though I removed myself from her presence and was sitting in another room, she entered the room that I was sitting and started verbally abusing me in front of the staff present. Even when I ran to another room, she continued walking up and down the corridor continuing her verbal outburst. She was accusing me of hurting her sentiments.
Even though i complained to the management, I was chastised for complaining and the issue is being suppressed as a matter of personal conflict. I have suffered mental agony and I am unable to continue working in the place. Is there any law in India that protects bullying by coworkers?

From India, Hyderabad

Please put the matter in writing.
Describe the conduct of the fellow doctor and how her behaviour not alone is harassment but also has lowered the reputation of the firm by public misbehaviour.
The offence described can be a police case,but only if the firm refuses to counsel your fellow doctor or she repeats it without provocation.
Try your level best to resolve it within company premises.If you are nt interested in giving lifts or sharing food no one can demand or compel you.Draw your boundaries.

From India, Pune
Recorded instances of bullying, unfair labour practice, Mala fides on the part of higher ups, flouting of rule of law by those who are generators of rule of law in private and government are plenty. See cited news paper clippings and citehr threads. Until you are able to show as to what remedial measures are likely to be forthcoming, it will be a thesis in cold storage of no utility.

From India, New Delhi

Hello Mariam, and Hi !!! Everyone, it has been a long time since I interacted on this forum.

A retrospection of past events has surfaced with a specific event that came to happen during my days as a safety officer.

It was on the National Safety Day, 4th March, on a very prestigious project, in the southern most part of India. The day was well planned, what with the Client totally inclined to make the day, the week, and the month a mark in the history of the construction of the plant. The programs were chalked out and on the said day, we started off with the introductory lecture by the GM of the, Plant-in-the- Making. Followed by the Oath taking ceremony and declaring the Safety Month. The Director for the Company, that I was working for, was also present, during the occasion and he was fumbling and shifting in his chair, throughout the 45 minutes of the opening ceremony. After the ceremony, the director took me aside, along with the project manager, and bluntly remarked, "Tarak, why do you want to waste time by asking all the workers to assemble and give lectures, whereas on the other hand, the total event was waste of time and mony. We have lost nearly 45 minutes, of morning working hours" He then turned to greet the Client's GM and tried to put on a face of benevolence and partaker. But, the moment he turned away from me, without giving me the least of opportunity to state anything, I felt like I was standing in the midst of a reflection of dictators, whose only job was to crack the whip and dole out misery.

In fact, I felt pretty bad about it and submitted my paper to my Project Manager, the same day. The Director tried to talk to me in a very arrogant manner, explaining that his company was on of the leading infrastructure company in the country, and could not afford to waste time and money on such trivialities, as celebrating the National Safety Day. I stuck to my decision, and left after a fortnight. along with me, another few engineers and least expected, the project manager, also quit.

So that is it. I hope you guys get the picture. This incident, has always been an encouragement to me, and also to the new entrants that I keep taking under my wings, from time to time. The least that can possibly be expected is a direct insult, which goes a long way till it is erased. I on the other hand, had a lot of opportunities, to face the same Director, sitting across the table, on the Client's side. And believe me, he did not have the courage to look at me in the eye.

On the contrary, I never did anything bad or say anything rude, to him despite the fact that he was from the contracting side, and I on the Client's.

From India, Hyderabad

Dear Tarak,

The incident is an eye opener to some extent.

National Safety day/Week has an important purpose to reinforce the concepts of Safety health and environment at factory level.

Problem with our country is that we take a casual attitude towards safety-be it in office or at home and very often in roads,trains etc.

Many bosses think accidents will happen somewhere else and he is safe always.

They hire safety officer only where it is mandated by law and that too not out of genuine interest but to avoid the Inspector raj.

Safety is not a fad to be showcased on specific occasions.

It should be a frame of mind.

Like a safe two wheeler driver will automatically put on a helmet whether it is mandatory or not or just when sees a cop standing.

Workers should be involved in safety as a matter of course to ensure participative approach.

The kind of accidents we see of worker loosing hand in machines indicate careless ness of worker and equally management who did not place protective gear or did not effectively supervise the shop floor.

Celebration of Safety day sends a message but the real action is to make safety a way of life.

From India, Pune

Dear Tarak
Really great to see such kind of passionate safety professional like you existing around us. Most of the Safety Professionals trying to mould them according to the desires of the employer. Very rare like you may take a decision to react.
Do keep on participate in this forum.
Lets try to make this forum a great place for sharing/gaining knowledge.

From India

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