Now Unfriending on Facebook Qualifies as Bullying

by Dave Blount | September 25, 2015 5:20 pm

It isn’t hard to qualify as a bully when contrived hypersensitivity is wielded as a weapon:

A woman in Australia who unfriended a colleague on Facebook after a dispute at work was found by a tribunal to have committed workplace bullying.

The Fair Work Commission, a workplace tribunal, said the decision by Lisa Bird, a real estate agent sales administrator, to unfriend her colleague Rachel Roberts showed a “lack of emotional maturity” and was “indicative of unreasonable behaviour.”

No doubt the charges could be leveled with as much validity against the supposed victim or against the Commission itself. But these days moonbats have the whip hand.

The incident occurred after Ms Roberts, a property agent, complained to the agency principal that her properties were not being adequately displayed in the store window.

Mrs Bird, the wife of the principal, then accused Ms Roberts of being a “naughty little school girl running to the teacher.”

Ms Roberts left the office crying and then checked to see if Mrs Bird had commented on the incident on Facebook, only to discover that Mrs Bird had instead unfriended her.

Ms Roberts said she had been bullied and was left with depression and anxiety – a claim the tribunal accepted.

Mrs. Bird was also “accused of failing to say hello in the morning.”

Meanwhile, ISIS has been repurposing churches as torture chambers to force Christians to convert to Islam, and no one in a position of authority seems to mind. Apparently it doesn’t qualify as “bullying.”

Better not unfriend the aggressively hypersensitive.

On tips from Henry and Torcer. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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