A report made by the Wharf told of the UK’s Metropolitan Police’s move to overhaul its workplace bullying procedures. This directive was made after a recent case involving a female police officer being subject of repeated instances of a supervisor’s abusive conduct at work was brought to light. The female police officer was subjected to workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination.
The Met Police was directed to revisit its policies covering bullying, discrimination and other abusive behaviors at work. Apart from policy review, the police force was also advised to provide additional resources to handle investigations and addressing complaints, as well as implementation of workplace bullying prevention trainings.
However, while all these recommendations will help to provide internal policies to protect employees from being bullied at work or attacks from an abusive boss, what’s also critical is involvement of the organization’s top leaders. Something, which Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt, stated the Met’s management board is fully committed to do. Hewitt stated, “There is complete commitment from the Met’s management board to do this properly and devote the necessary resources to it.”
This would definitely be good news for the many members of the Metropolitan Police who may be suffering from workplace bullying.
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