The BBC has made changes to its HR policy on bullying and harassment in the wake of its apology to the family of an employee who committed suicide following bullying accusations.
XpertHR FAQs on bullying and harassment
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Office banter can be a very tricky subject - one person's harmless joke can be very offensive to someone else. Helen Ward (pictured), an associate at Clarion law firm, looks at how employers can aim to encourage good team relationships and, in More...11 March 2013 12:02
Despite overwhelming opposition, the Government is pressing ahead with the repeal of the third-party harassment provisions in the Equality Act 2010 – a serious blow in the broader context of promoting equal opportunities within the workplace, say employ More...25 February 2013 00:01
Cyberbullying has become as common in the workplace as "conventional" bullying, according to a study by academics from the University of Sheffield and Nottingham University. Eight out of 10 respondents to the survey reported that they had experien More...02 November 2012 15:10
The recent news that a 17-year-old has been arrested after sending a malicious tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daley comes as a stark reminder of how hurtful online abuse can be and how quickly it can escalate. The workplace is not immune from More...07 August 2012 08:25
A gay barrister who found references to his "batty boy mate" in a case file has had his claim of sexual orientation discrimination upheld at the employment appeal tribunal (EAT). Lee Bennett, who worked at law firm Bivonas at the time of the incident More...10 February 2012 08:00
CMP Resolutions has used its 20 years’ experience to develop a comprehensive resource that covers investigator Values, Competencies, Training Standards, and Service Standards. Dr Helge Hoel, Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at Manchester Busines More...16 February 2011 00:00
Almost three-quarters of people are unhappy in their jobs and a quarter have experienced workplace bullying, according to research released today.
The January Employment Index, based on a survey of 2,600 people registered with careers website Monst More...03 February 2011 14:57
Hospital staff and paramedics have been at the sharp end of a significant increase in violent attacks on NHS workers, latest statistics from NHS Security Management Services have indicated.
The data for 2009/10 covered every organisation in the NH More...01 January 2011 15:46
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
More than one-fifth of workers admit to feeling bullied by their boss, despite ever-increasing legislation and guidance designed to tackle intimidation in the workplace, new research suggests. A poll by HR consultancy Reabur has found that 21% of U More...15 July 2010 12:47
The recent allegations that staff in the Prime Minister’s office are working in a fear culture have put the topic of bullying at work centre stage. Never has it been more important that companies effectively investigate formal complaints of bullyi More...13 July 2010 11:57
With the recently published compensation awards for discrimination cases in 2009 showing an increase in the number of awards involving sums of over £100,000, never has it been more important for employers to have an effective system for investigating fo More...11 June 2010 09:07
Pressure is mounting on the coalition government to investigate Network Rail's management in the wake of sex discrimination allegations against its HR director, and a perceived "secretive management cabal".
At its annual conference this week, the Tr More...28 May 2010 13:17
Managers at the Foxconn factory in China are struggling to maintain calm after another employee attempted suicide.
The electronics worker tried to cut his wrists just hours after the death of another of the company's employees. In total, 11 workers More...28 May 2010 08:24
MPs could face prosecution for threatening and intimidating expenses staff.
Last week, MPs were warned to stop "abusing" staff or they could face legal action, the Daily Mail has reported .
Signs have also been put up in Westminster saying "Ab More...24 May 2010 09:23
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has paid out £148,500 in out-of-court settlements to staff who complained about bullying and harassment.
The City's watchdog made the payments to four employees who took their claims to the Employment Tribunal More...14 May 2010 09:02
Last month a City lawyer settled for an undisclosed multi-million pound sum following a £19m claim for bullying . Complaints about bullying are familiar stories and repeat themselves in occupational health (OH) referral meetings, HR offices, and - when More...09 April 2010 08:00
A City lawyer who had claimed £19m in compensation over workplace bullying has settled for an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum.
Gill Switalski, 54, who earned £140,000 a year at F&C Asset Management, had already won her claims for sexual disc More...17 March 2010 09:06