House of Lords has urged the Government to give more rights to disgruntled
Dignity at Work Bill has received an unopposed second reading at the Lords and
could extend the rights of staff who suffer bullying at work.
bill calls for better access to employment tribunals and a shake-up of the
current discrimination and health and safety laws.
is argued that many employees who experience such problems as bullying in the
workplace are forced to quit their jobs and then claim constructive dismissal
as their only legal recourse.
House was told a woman suffering bullying at work has a better chance of making
a successful claim because she could claim sexual harassment, whereas a man
bill also bans unjustified criticism in the workplace.