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Bullying and Harassment

Why bullying is a problem

06 August 2018
Now more than ever before we are encouraged to speak out and feel empowered to report and not tolerate any unsavoury behaviour in the workplace.Bullying is one such behaviour. There was once a tend...

Facing repercussions when a manager has got it in for you

25 July 2018
For an employee facing the wrath of a vindictive boss is possibly one of the most uncomfortable and unnerving positions you can be inThere is a reasonable expectation that an employee will be able ...

Subjected to discrimination and being disciplined

03 July 2018
For an employee accepting that they are no longer physically able to do a job they love can be heartbreaking.When a serious illness or a medical condition impacts on the ability of an employee to d...

When childish bad behaviour can lead to much more than just a telling off

20 June 2018
It’s unfortunate, but a sad reality that work colleagues will not always get on.When behaviour which would be embarrassing if it was witnessed in a school playground makes its way into the workplac...

What is Employment law

11 June 2018
What is employment law and how is it enforceable?Employment law is ever changing and keeping up to date with it is vital as a failure to do so can prove extremely costly.It governs the working rela...

When writing an email spells disciplinary trouble for an employee

15 May 2018
For an employee facing disciplinary action based on an incident that occurred a while ago it is likely to come as a shock.So you can imagine Carlton’s horror when he was invited to a disciplinary h...

Ways in which bullying occurs in the workplace

19 March 2018
Establishing that an employee repeatedly threatened with violence is being bullied can be straightforward, but identifying when this type of unacceptable behaviour occurs is not always as easy.Than...

Help is at hand for the boss accused of wrongdoing

28 February 2018
While managers may be used to conducting disciplinary proceedings against staff they do occasionally find themselves on the wrong end of the allegations.Our representatives at Castle Associates are...

Why bullying is harmful

19 February 2018
The damaging impact of bullying in the workplaceThe harmful effect of bullying in the workplace can be both devastating and costly.Employers should take a zero-tolerance approach to any type of bul...

Business leaders must do more to tackle sexual harassment within the workplace.

12 January 2018
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (1) (EHRC) have stated that they will take legal action against leading organisations that fail to adequately investigate, identify and address sexual haras...

The difference with bullying and harassment and the importance in addressing both

06 November 2017
When victims complain of being bullied in the workplace it can often include a claim that they have been harassed as well.There is a modern tendency to use bullying and harassment together to descr...

The trouble with "banter"; when it is considered offensive

22 May 2017
What is classed as banter and what is offensive in the workplace is often debatable as salesman Kevin found out.He was working for a mobile phone retailer in a Derbyshire high street shop when he w...

Facing Malicious Allegations Made Out of Spite

14 March 2017
Having been bullied in the workplace you can imagine the horror experienced by Martha when she was the one accused of bullying a colleague.A female supervisor at the telecommunications company wher...

Suspended from work after being accused of bullying

17 January 2017
When Kevin was called to his manager’s office and accused of being a bully and suspended it was the start of a nightmare.A couple of days earlier he had heated words with a colleague, but given the...

Fun and Games; The Office Christmas Party

05 December 2016
By now we’re accustomed to the festive season arriving with a raft of seasonal warnings…among them is the danger posed by the office Christmas party.It is traditionally a time for staff to let thei...

Sexual Harassment at Work: Alarming Number of Women Being Harassed in the Workplace

16 August 2016
The shocking extent of sexual harassment of female employees in the workplace has been revealed in a new report (1). More than half of the women (52 per cent) who took part in a study carried out b...

Get tough and act quickly to deal with workplace bullies

02 December 2015
The devastating and tragic consequences of alleged bullying in the workplace have made headlines again this week.The Conservative Party has faced a barrage of criticism for its apparent failure to ...

How an employer can & should deal with bullying in the workplace

26 August 2015
More than a third of workers have suffered bullying in the workplace according to research from a law firm.The reported incidents of intimidation include rudeness, gossip, shouting, finger pointing...

The office Christmas party; fun and frolics that can give an employer more than just a headache.

09 December 2014
T'is the season to be jolly and for the works Christmas bash,which can give employers a serious headache.Booze-fuelled indiscretions during the annual festive get together can result in companies h...

Fun and folly: time for another office Christmas party; what could go wrong?

01 December 2014
T'is the season to be jolly, but employees beware because the works Christmas bash should really carry a serious career warning.Booze-fuelled indiscretions during the annual festive get together ca...
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