Category Archives: Real life stories

People with disabilities

A number of organisations helping people with disabilities and their carers have recently brought to our attention the bullying often suffered by those they support. We plan to highlight these issues on our sister site Stop Workplace Bullying, so please … Continue reading

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What goes around, comes around

It’s been about sixย months since we posted anything on this site, but not because we haven’t been busy. In fact, the opposite is the case. As far as work is concerned our writing and editing at JQA has gone really … Continue reading

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Beating bullying โ€“ it can be done

This is the true story of a brave individual who took on a bully and won โ€“ by being prepared. She was newly bereaved and therefore vulnerable, but she had the experience to know how to construct her case, and … Continue reading

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Meddlesome management โ€“ the art gallery

This true story is one of eight case studies in Bullying in the Arts, published June 2011, the first chapter of which is FREE from the Gower website. In a small town, a privately-funded commercial gallery was opened to provide … Continue reading

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A silent threat of violence

Let’s suppose a child has a favourite toy, a doll or an action figure perhaps. Then imagine that another child grabs it unnoticed, puts a noose around it’s neck and strings it up so all the kids can have a … Continue reading

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An actor’s tale: the playground on stage

A very interesting email arrived in my inbox two weeks ago from English actor Dean Harris. This is an account of his experience in his own words. “It happened to me in the early ’70s in Canada. I was in … Continue reading

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Dirty dancing 2

Outing a bully The dance artist I wrote about previously is a freelance employee who creates original work. She has made a number of complaints about the bullying behaviour of a senior dance administrator who was funded to support her … Continue reading

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