Some of you are probably thinking, “So what? So they made some people cry. What’s the big deal?”

The big deal is, if they pushed some people to tears, what else could they push people into doing?

One witness, “Donna,” who had been made redundant after working all of her life gave evidence to the Committee, she said that Jobcentre advisers had bullied her, making her ill and stressed. She was a former Church of Scotland development worker from Glasgow.

She said of her first interview with the Jobcentre: “He made me feel like I was imagining my problems and I didn’t have any problems,”

“I would have been in a mental institution if I had stayed with that first adviser.”

“He was saying to me: ‘It’s not like you’ve got a leg missing.’ Each time he made me cry.

“I would have been in a mental institution if I had stayed with that first adviser – or I would have shot him.”

Source: Jobcentre Staff ‘Bullying’ Benefit Claimants To Tears | Welfare Weekly

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