I would like to know what is the best way to deal with work colleagues who are physically and verbally abusive to me at work. In this case, the bullies are relatives of the HR manager, who I report to directly. The HR manager witnessed these events but did not intervene, which led to even more events.
The Managing Director (MD) and the HR manager have a good relationship. Even though the HR manager reports to the MD, the MD always supports the HR manager, because the HR manager has been there for a long time.
This is in the UK.
( 6 months ago )
This isn't an easy situation as your normal avenues of going to your manager and going to HR are both pretty much off the table.
As with any conflict in the workplace documentation is your friend. Keep track of who did it, what was done, when, where, and who else was there. Once you have a few incidents well documented you will need to go to the MD since your complaint includes the HR manager.
Be prepared for this to end badly for you employment wise, start putting out applications sooner rather than later.