Did you go searching for this ?Apparently some bosses might say - nothing to see here...even when the evidence is clear - and of course that would be unacceptable...one might think
Now I've been very lucky as I've never experienced or witnessed it - but over the years my wife has witnessed it too many times in the NHS - and as she says - though not herself 'the bullied', simply witnessing it happen and seeing work colleagues distressed and in tears as a result - with the thought that 'I might be next' - that is horrid. Indeed the perpetrators of the bullying in all cases have been individuals who 'you'd never think' would do it - and who might even be a bit 'shocked' that their behaviour was not 'strong management' or 'assertiveness' - but bullying.
After retiring my wife could have gone back to her previous team but didn't because of the 'bullying' she had been seeing in the team for many years...and even now - in a bank role - she tells how dreadful the atmosphere in the team is as the corrosive influence of the behaviour remains. And it impacts everyone - in their work and at home...and it can lead to dark places.
Workplace bullying should never be excused or accommodated. No matter who you are.
Yes the thought is triggered by events in the news - but it has my wife sitting talking to me quite distressed and angry about what she has seen over the years...and that was not properly dealt with by her NHS management. It is still with her.