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Bullying and Harassment

Shining the spotlight on bullying and harassment at work

10 May 2021
Serious allegations of bullying and harassment in the workplace are once again headline news. It’s an age-old problem, this is nothing new, but it is something all employers need to be alert...

Finding the right solution to beat allegations of bullying

28 April 2021
For any employee having to defend themselves against a serious allegation can be a daunting battle. Sean was a senior employee with an energy company when he faced a number of allegations of bully...

Successfully challenging a decision to dismiss.

25 November 2020
When bus driver Scott was dismissed for refusing to take a drugs test the outcome appeared a forgone conclusion.The bus operator that Scott worked for carried out random drug and alcohol testing ac...

Dealing with bullying at work

23 November 2020
The question as to how employers should deal with bullying in the workplace has made headlines – and it’s a question that cannot be ignored.Bullying is always a highly emotive and difficult issue f...

Tackling mental health concerns while working during lockdown

09 November 2020
A lockdown-related mental health crisis is likely to have serious consequences for employers and work will be needed to combat it.It is feared that restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of cor...

Landmark case highlights need to combat all forms of discrimination.

12 October 2020
The huge cost of failing to tackle discrimination in the workplace has once again been highlighted in a landmark tribunal ruling.A gender-fluid worker was awarded £180,000 after being subjected to ...

The thin line between banter and bullying.

07 September 2020
There is a current trend for comments that cause serious offence to be dismissed as banter – or ‘bantz’ if you were probably born in the 1990s or thereafter.The fear is banter is becoming a friendl...

The disciplinary problems created by innocent comments taken the wrong way

27 May 2020
For any manager wrongly accused of harassment it can be a nightmare experience fighting to clear their name. Leisure centre boss Jonathan was devastated when he was suspended from work for mak...

The impact of race discrimination in the workplace

18 May 2020
We all know that race discrimination in the workplace is unlawful but how much do we really know about the impact it has on the victim?There can be an obvious and toxic effect on the employee subje...

What is classed as disability at work

04 May 2020
Don’t pay the high cost of failing to support an employee with a disabilityNews of a bank worker being awarded £4.7m for disability discrimination should serve as a timely reminder, if ever one was...

Lesson learned when discrimination proves to be no laughing matter

22 April 2020
Imagine, if you can, having to defend yourself against false claims, finally reacting and then facing a fight to keep your job for doing so.Anger, injustice, shock, disbelief and frustration are ju...

Detecting and beating bullying in the workplace

13 April 2020
Any form of bullying is completely unacceptable and being able to identify the tactics used by the workplace bully is crucial in being able to tackle it.One person’s firm management is another pers...

Bullying at work

01 April 2020
At a first glance Joshua may not resemble someone you would expect to complain about being bullied at work.The insurance claims handler is over 6ft tall a former soldier and he played rugby to a de...

The negative and damaging consequences of workplace discrimination

23 December 2019
The impact of suffering any type of unfavourable treatment can be devastating for the victim and it is particularly so with workers subjected to discrimination.All discrimination is harmful as it c...

Recognising when bullying becomes harassment

16 December 2019
No employee should be subjected to unfavourable treatment at their place of work and in tackling such a problem an employer must be clear about what it is dealing with.It is not uncommon for the vi...

When helping a friend in need leads to disciplinary trouble

11 September 2019
Work colleagues can be good friends and this does mean that we will sometimes do what we can to help if one has a serious problem.Sylvia did not need asking twice when a desperate female co-worker,...

The disturbing impact of workplace bullying

12 August 2019
The disturbing impact of workplace bullyingThere is a well-known saying that actions have consequences and this is most certainly the case with bullying where those consequences can be devastating....

Taking on and beating the workplace bully

22 April 2019
Taking on and beating the workplace bullyBullying in the workplace can have devastating consequences for the victim and dealing with it should be a priority for all employers.It not only affects th...

Who does the workplace bully target?

03 December 2018
Think workplace bullying and there may have been a time when an aggressive manager constantly berating a terrified junior employee was the only image that came to mind.The reality is that any emplo...

Disciplined for reaction to bullying

22 August 2018
When reacting to a bad taste joke by bullies leads to a fight to save your jobKyle was said to be brandishing a kitchen knife when he confronted and threatened a workmate after a practical joke at ...
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