Amicus is launching an anti-bullying campaign for church workers following a surge in the number of cases the union is dealing with.
Rachael Maskell, national officer for the not-for-profit sector at the union, said it hoped to raise More...08 November 2006 08:12
Bullies in UK workplaces are using a range of subtle tactics and behaviours to intimidate their colleagues, research has revealed. A study of more than 500 workers by the Chartered Management Institute, released to coincide with today's Ban Bullying More...07 November 2006 08:43
A leading trade union threatened to boycott today's (Tuesday) national Ban Bullying at Work Day after comments made in Personnel Today about unions' lack of action on workplace bullying.
The Connect union, which represents 20,000 ma More...07 November 2006 08:23
You have recently drawn attention to the dark side of under-performance in UK organisations, as witnessed by the extent of bullying and harassment in our workplaces ( Personnel Today , 10 and 17 October).
You rightly observe that line managers, unio More...07 November 2006 00:00
Work rage is never far from the tabloid headlines. Just last month, supermodel Naomi Campbell was reported to have been questioned by police after her counsellor accused her of attacking her. And celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has made a career out of his More...07 November 2006 00:00
An employee has complained under the company's harassment procedure. She says that her colleagues have been laughing at her because she is a vegan, and she's told them to stop. She believes their conduct amounts to unlawful harassment. I've had a look More...31 October 2006 00:00
One-fifth of all UK employees have experienced some form of bullying or harassment over the past two years, research out today shows. The survey of 2,000 employees by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), in association with po More...24 October 2006 09:30
Almost one-third (31%) of Scottish fire and rescue workers have witnessed harassment or discrimination in the last three years, according to a report. One in five (22%) Scottish firefighters also said they had personally experienced harassment or dis More...20 October 2006 16:00
How are bullying and harassment defined by law? Bullying and harassment are generally considered to be unwelcome and unwarranted conduct that results in detrimental treatment. Under the statutory definition, harassment occurs where, on the grounds More...17 October 2006 00:00
While HR focuses on becoming more strategic, research shows it is losing sight of its responsibilities to employees, allowing bullying to flourish. More...17 October 2006 00:00
Workplace bullying is escalating because HR professionals are losing touch with employees in a bid to become more strategic, a government-funded study suggests.
The changing face of the function means that many HR professionals no longer act as a "p More...10 October 2006 08:00
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
HR professionals must be more proactive if they are to head off a predicted rise in bullying claims, following the recent £800,000 payout to bank administrator Helen Green.
Lawyers believe that the financial implications and the huge publicity gener More...13 September 2006 00:00
Trish Embley, partner in employment group, Pinsent Mason, and Christine Pratt, managing director of HR and diversity management and founder of the National Bullying Helpline, share their views More...13 September 2006 00:00
This case hinged on whether the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA), which was introduced primarily to combat stalkers, could be applied to harassment in the workplace. The House of Lords has unanimously held that it could and that, more importantl More...13 September 2006 00:00
Harassment and the "reasonable practicable steps" defence More...09 August 2006 00:00
City firms have insisted they are tackling bullying following a payout of more than £800,000 to a company secretary who was subjected to a four-year campaign of harassment at Deutsche Bank More...08 August 2006 08:19
Before I get on my high horse, I should declare thatI am an HR manager in a public sector organisation. Our organisation is unionised and the decisions I take can come under intense public scrutiny More...08 August 2006 08:00
A former Deutsche Bank employee who claimed her ex-colleagues bullied her into a nervous breakdown has been awarded £800,000 in damages and lost earnings More...01 August 2006 12:22
Proposed new legislation does not tackle the underlying causes of violence in the workplace. More...11 July 2006 00:00