A teachers' union is threatening legal action over the growing trend of 'cyber-bullying' in an effort to prevent a potential exodus of teachers from the profession. Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL More...17 April 2007 08:10
Do recent court rulings make sexual harassment yet another minefield for employers? More...10 April 2007 00:00
Mention bullying or harassment in the workplace and thoughts automatically turn to disability, sexual or racial harassment cases. However the setting of unreasonable and unrealistic targets can also be construed as bullying or harassment. In order More...27 March 2007 08:00
A member of staff sent flowers for Valentine's day to another worker and has since been sending unwelcome text messages during the working day and weekend. How should we deal with this?
The key issue here is one of harassment, whether under the More...27 March 2007 00:00
The government has promised to change sex discrimination law “as soon as is reasonably practicable” following a High Court decision last week.
A judge ruled the government failed to properly implement the European Equal Treatment Di More...19 March 2007 16:00
A lesbian shop worker could receive up to £124,000 after an employment tribunal ruled that she was subjected to homophobic harassment and unfairly dismissed by the retail group Next. Marlene Bielak told a Merseyside tribunal that her former colleague More...06 March 2007 12:08
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has distanced itself from lewd comments on an internet forum for members of the Armed Forces.
The MoD insisted that graphic discussions on the British Army Rumour Service ( ARRSE ) website last week about how to treat More...06 March 2007 08:00
The government went to court on Wednesday to defend its translation of European sex equality laws.
Judicial review proceedings were lodged by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) over the implementation of the European Equal Treatme More...28 February 2007 08:58
Gay rights group Stonewall has produced a guide for employers aimed at stopping the bullying and harassment of lesbian and gay employees. Bullying: preventing the bullying and harassment of gay employees offers practical advice on how to tac More...09 February 2007 10:20
The progress made in fighting widespread sexual harassment in the Armed Forces will be scrutinised by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) later this month.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will report to the commission on its progress on 31 Januar More...10 January 2007 09:15
Sexual harassment in the Armed Forces has reached "alarming levels", according to a government report.
The House of Commons Defence Committee annual report found that 99% of service women had been put in sexualised situations in the past year More...14 December 2006 15:16
Secretary of state for communities and local government Ruth Kelly has told new Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) chairman Kay Hampton that she will be crucial to the body's legacy. Hampton replaces Trevor Phillips as chairman of the CRE on 1 De More...23 November 2006 11:01
An account executive at a property investment firm has won a claim for sexual harassment against her "serial sex pest" boss. Josephine Chi said Anthony Baker, managing director of a London property investment firm, bombarded her with salacious text m More...31 October 2006 15:32
Bullying Bosses: A Survivor's Guide Author: Robert Mueller Price: TBC Publisher: Bullyingbosses.com Pages: 270 ISBN: 0976829304 This book is a guide to bullying within the workplace and how to survive a bullying boss if you are a 'target'. It uses t More...19 September 2006 00:00
Sexism in the workplace is on the increase, with almost three out of four (72%) of women claiming they have been bullied because of their gender. A survey of 2,067 female employees by legal services firm Peninsula found that women in 2006 feel more vic More...07 September 2006 15:37
Bullying outbreak affecting a fifth of nursing staff in Scotland. More...26 July 2006 11:14
Anti-harassment training and up-to-date policies could keep your organisation out of court. More...25 July 2006 08:00
When the Commission for Equality and Human Rights comes into being the unions are expecting to play an important role in its regional outposts. More...18 July 2006 08:01
Proposed new legislation does not tackle the underlying causes of violence in the workplace. More...11 July 2006 00:00
Shop workers union backs campaign to end abuse of shop workers
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