A few days ago, I had an interesting conversation with my treating GP. We talked about bullying and workplaces and my GP told me that the worst employers are hospitals, social (government) services and charity organisations! The places and people who supposedly “care” for people are the biggest bullies you can imagine and treat their own injured workers like dirt. This is not only evidenced by the way my friend was treated in her workplace (a reputable hospital), but, more recently, by a couple of injured workers who shared their stories with us…
Hospitals are some of the worst employers of injured workers
After a number of long conversations with my psychologist she came to the conclusion that I haven’t been bullied at work [hospital]. Ive been tortured, writes injured worker Anna (nickname).
” But in this no fault no blame system. There is very little that can be done.”
My psychologist has spoken to the Workcover Ombusman many times trying to help assault victims like myself working in a government department many times without avail. He has expressed his frustration in the entire Workcover system.
In short my employer can continue to bully and injure me. That concerned me as the bullying has caused psychological distress. I’m now going to request to leave my employment.
My health is far more important to me and my family than working in a den of Nazi’s. I do not feel safe working in that toxic, physically unsafe environment.
If I hit someone violently in my workplace I would be arrested. I would be fired due to an act of aggression.
Whatever workers are being told about their OHS and Workcover rights is a load of crock. When it comes to actioning some of these so called rights everyone gets cold feet. Then the true story is revealed, they can’t do anything.
Every person that this lovely ” manager ” used against me has been moved/removed or resigned, writes Sally (nickname).
Currently this lovely manager is on ” unplanned ” leave and has been for over (x) months.
This lovely ” manager ” attempted to use workers compensation against me but the insurance company through a private investigator and also my previous workers compensation case which was accepted about being harassed and bullied by this person, declined to accept this persons claim.
One wonders why this person even attempted to try and hoodwink the insurance company when they interviewed this person many times during my claim and that this person, when serious questions were put up, that the screaming and intimidating behaviour was exhibited.
I am one of the lucky ones as I didn’t give way and won’t.
I have had to monitor the court lists as I find it interesting on how many cases come up in relation to legal issues that [X] Hospital are trying to have dismissed about Workers Compensation Cases against them and how many claims by the courts go in favor of the employee and very few [X] Hospital wins!
With all the written correspondence that I have here I have been advised that if my case is bought before the courts that a few lovely people will be heavily fined or sent to prison.
The other issue about the insurance company case managers is that these lovely people can be bought to account if you complain to the CEO of the company and that on their own website you will find codes of conduct that they will abide by and not ignore.
That’s why the insurance company I dealt with eventually assisted me. I actually was instrumental in having the CEO of EML-TMF being forced to resign as I got access to the Board of Directors of this company and also WorkCover NSW assisted me.
I still have my bad days but have learnt to accept that it was not my fault !
I discovered something interesting tonight, writes Tanya (nickname). We have a Director of Nursing called [name] in our Surgical Specialities. Now when cases that have been brought before this tribunal, (many are on the internet) a Ms (same name ) is part of that board.
Now the bullies of the hospital are all friends of this [person]. They socialise with her, been given the most choice jobs and are classed as untouchable.
No bullying complaint is ever acknowledged by her and her buddies can do and say what they please.
I’ve always wondered why they are confident they can do what they like. If this is the same [person] that sits on a medical board. Say no more….. Fascinating.