Bullying Fact Sheet 07 – Identifying the Risk Factors

Workplace bullying is often subtle or hidden.

Those with little direct experience of bullying may find it difficult to identify.

Employers should not assume that the workplace is free of bullying simply because there are no immediately obvious signs.

There are a number of risk factors that can increase the likelihood of bullying occurring in a workplace.

In a workplace, bullying can sometimes be signalled indirectly. Because these signs may not always be connected with bullying, they need to be examined within the overall context of the organisation.