Tags: Bullying

It is important that managers are trained to tackle discrimination in the workplace in order to avoid tribunals, it has been claimed. According to Jean Kelly of Jean Kelly Consultancy, managers have responsibilities in relation to workplace discrimination and they must be made aware of these. "Managers need to set the standard of behaviour, lead…

Making staff aware of the grievance policies in place within their organisation can help employers tackle the problem of workplace bullying, it has been suggested. According to Wendy Parker, north-east area director of the arbitration service Acas, companies may have effective policies and procedures in place but staff may not know about them. "Workers need…

One in seven British employees has been bullied at work, according to a new YouGov survey commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The What Workers Want report shows that 40 per cent of people have worked in an organisation where bullying has occurred in the last three years. It also reveals that middle-aged men…

Failure to tackle workplace bullying costs UK employers almost £14 billion a year in absence and lost productivity, new research shows. According to the Unite union, 33.5 million working days were lost through absenteeism as a result of bullying at work last year as well as almost 100 million days worth of productivity. The report…

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said that more needs to be done to tackle bullying in the workplace and has urged employers to take action against it. The organisation has published a new handbook titled Stop Bullying, which contains legal requirements and guidelines for employers and gives advice on how to tackle the…