Workplace Bullying

Cyber Bullying at Work, Sexual Harassment at Work, The Fine Line

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Bullying at Work

For most people bullying is something that should end when they leave the school playground, but sadly for a growing number of British workers it’s something that will come to define their daily lives. Workplace bullying is becoming such a big problem that the UK government has sponsored a major investigation into the issue, while […]

Ten Symptoms of Bullying at Work

Bullying at work is commonplace. The facts are stark. Surveys show that at some time during their working lives, half of UK workers have endured bullying. Experts who have studied bullying in the workplace make a further important point: business people and politicians have little interest in the prevention of bullying. This is despite the […]

The Fine Line Between Bullying and Strong Management

There’s a growing interest in the UK about management styles. Many organisations want their senior staff to exhibit a strong management approach. They feel this is the only way to successfully pull through hard economic times. But strong management can easily spill over into Bullying. Not all managers realise this. They take the view that […]

Sexual Harassment at Work

The law makes it clear that sexual harassment is definitely not acceptable. Whilst there is no strict definition as to what constitutes sexual harassment, the Sex Discrimination Act gives you the legal right not to be sexually harassed at work and it is also unlawful to treat women (or men) less favourably because of their […]

Cyber Bullying at Work

Cyber bullying has long been more closely associated with the intentional bullying of children online by their peers and is particularly associated with teenagers. Adults in the workplace however, are not immune to cyber bullying, which can manifest itself in many different forms. Nobody is immune to cyber bullying, but there are steps you can […]

Joining a Trade Union

Regardless of whether all your work colleagues are members or not, you have the right not to join as well as join a trade union. The choice is yours and it is unlawful for an employer or employment agency to treat you any differently whatever you decide. The Right to Join a Trade Union If […]

Violence at Work

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) define work-related violence as ‘any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work.’ This includes verbal abuse and threats, as well as any form of physical abuse. Those most at risk are employees who work with members of the public. However […]