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Workplace bullying and facebook

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ForeverLivingMyArse Fri 04-Dec-15 14:47:11

It's a long story but basically I'm signed off my work with work related stress and am starting formal proceedings against the manager for bullying and harassment.

She's the only and overall manager and I've had to go to our board with my complaints, small place with 14 members of staff.

I've had my manager as a fb friend from when before she was my manager. I felt it was innaproproate especially recently but feared a backlash from her if I removed her. I hid her from my news feed and added her to limited profile so she couldn't see anything I done in fb.

As I'd feared she questioned me about this. I went off not long after that.

I have a few other members of staff in fb. Last week was our Christmas night out, I didn't go. My manager posted and tagged mutual friends on fb thanking them for a great night out and how lucky she was to work with such a great bunch of people. hmm

I thought fair enough she can post what she's like but its a bit innaproproate given I'm not the only one signed off with stress directly related to the way she treats us.

I let it go

Last night she's posted and tagged mutual friends in a post with a picture which says 'if you think I'm mental you should see my work mates'

No one has replied.

I've screen shot it.

Am I being over sensitive or am I right in thinking this just isn't appropriate as manager when 2 of your staff are off with stress?

FinnMcCool Fri 04-Dec-15 22:49:24

I don't want to belittle your problems in work, but you have absolutely zero obligation to be friends with, or see, the posts your manager puts up on FB.
If it upsets you, de friend or block her.
Your hr department should not take into account any interactions you have on FB. It's not revelant unless she is actively slagging you or work off on there.
I fear you are going to need to get more evidence of her harassment than posts on FB. Have you been keeping records? Do you have witnesses to incidents?

In short, you are going to have to go to the board and over her head. You need evidence that isn't on FB.

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