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BBC amends HR policy following suicide of employee
Government yet to confirm date for harassment and discrimination changes
Legal opinion: Offensive More...12 December 2007 16:53
Four in 10 disabled workers have experienced discrimination or prejudice at work, a major study published today (Tuesday) has revealed.
The report by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability also found that one in five respondents (18%) in employm More...13 November 2007 11:00
Human resources expert Susan Atkins has been appointed as the Armed Force's first anti-bullying chief.
The role of Service Complaints Commissioner (SCC) has been introduced following recommendations made by the House of Commons Select Committe More...08 November 2007 09:10
At least 25% of all employees will experience bullying at some time during their working lives, estimates Ban Bullying at Work .
The charity, in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute, recently surveyed more than 500 managers and f More...29 October 2007 08:00
I work in the HR department for a large PR, marketing and design agency in London. One of our account managers was recently subjected to sexual harassment at a lunch with a client, but is worried about losing the client if she reports it. She insists on More...15 October 2007 08:00
HR professionals may have been alarmed by recent media reports that YouTube video footage of people with speech defects such as stammers are being regularly downloaded and circulated on the internet as 'comedy'. Stammer sufferers have been dee More...15 October 2007 08:00
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has launched a training programme covering conflict resolution and personal safety.
The qualification will enable workers to assess the risk of conflict, and defuse potentially heated situations More...24 September 2007 14:03
East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has been commended by the health watchdog for its efforts to tackle bullying and harassment at the trust. In January 2006, a report by the Healthcare Commission called on the trust to promote a culture of zero tolera More...10 September 2007 08:58
Poor management is believed by senior managers to be the major contributing factor to bullying in the workplace , new research has found.
A survey of 512 senior managers conducted by the Ban Bullying At Work campaign in conjunction with the Ch More...28 August 2007 16:31
NHS HR professionals have been accused of turning a blind eye to institutional racism and the bullying of Asian doctors. Leading figures have told Personnel Today how HR teams are allowing a minority of racist line managers to make working life tou More...20 August 2007 10:20
HR news on diversity, skills and racial discrimination, presented by Mike Berry, Gareth Vorster and Greg Pitcher.
Most diversity practitioners believe diversity could operate better outside human resources
Another industry's skills programme More...17 August 2007 16:44
Doctors trained overseas are twice as likely as those who graduated in the UK to face formal disciplinary hearings after a complaint has been made against them, it has been revealed.
A General Medical Council (GMC) report showed that less than 16% More...10 August 2007 15:00
Domino's Pizza has denied claims that its central HR team has lost control of its franchisees after eight migrant staff were sacked last week amid claims of abuse. Trade union Unite claimed that Domino's fired the Hungarians for speaking out against More...06 August 2007 10:57
One in 10 UK employees believes cyber bullying is a problem in their workplace, research has revealed. The survey of 1,072 workers by the Dignity and Work Partnership found that one in five had been bullied at work by e-mail. One in 16 told the pa More...26 July 2007 00:00
Simon Spindler tells us (Letters, Personnel Today , 5 June), that teasing is OK as long as it is friendly and not malicious, and that we should not get too hung up about it. Could Simon please let us all know where that fine dividing line between tea More...10 July 2007 00:00
A tribunal decision has prompted new fears that 'gingerism' could be the next big form of workplace discrimination. Last week, a waitress was awarded £17,618 compensation for unfair dismissal over taunts about her red hair. Sarah Primmer suffered More...04 July 2007 09:00
St Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others More...13 June 2007 00:00
Bullying in the workplace does not need to be aggressive or overt to cause real distress to employees, and sticky legal situations for employers. Setting unrealistic targets can also be interpreted as bullying, warns Kate Hilpern. More...11 June 2007 08:00
When we decided to carry out a light-hearted survey about what physical characteristics are and are not acceptable to tease people about in the workplace, we anticipated receiving some frothy, witty replies. What we didn't expect was to touch quite such More...08 May 2007 00:00
Inspired by hit TV show Ugly Betty, our latest survey suggests that workplaces are becoming increasingly 'lookist'. If you have ever been teased because of your hair colour or dress sense, our results should strike a chord, as Karen Dempsey reports. More...07 May 2007 00:01