You may ask yourself whether what you are going through is bullying or harassment.
To help you make sense of what's happening, confide in someone you trust.
Use our diary template to keep a contemporaneous log of each incident. Record how the incident made you feel and include the names of any witnesses.
Before considering making a formal complaint, try talking informally to the person who is causing you the problem. There is every chance they will not have realised how their behaviour is making you feel.
Contact us if you have tried to resolve matters informally without success.
Being accused of bullying can be as stressful as being bullied.
If a co-worker speaks to you informally to discuss your behaviour towards them, take time to listen to what they say to you. Make every effort to resolve the issue informally at this early stage.
If your employer informs you that you have been accused of bullying, your employer should treat you, and your accuser, fairly, and offer you both support.
You may feel very anxious about facing the person, or people, causing you the problem. The stress may be enough to make you feel you cannot attend work.
Read about your employer's duty of care - remember they have a duty of care for your health and safety.
Our Counselling service can help you manage your workplace difficulties. As a member, you can make an appointment online.
Read our sickness advice to understand what you and your employer should do if you are off sick.