Zero tolerance for workplace bullies

The
UK workplace is increasingly becoming a zero-tolerance zone for bullies,
research by the Work Foundation finds.

Its
survey of nearly 300 HR professionals reveals that eight out of 10
organisations now has a code of conduct on bullying and harassment.

A
third of respondents report that workers breaking the code would be sacked.

A
similar proportion consider codes on bullying to be a priority for a well-run
workplace.

Angela
Ishmael, head of dignity at work for the Work Foundation, commented: "Not
so long ago bullying was seen by many organisations as little more than a
challenging and forceful work style. It is good to see the tide is turning and
that employers are more committed to creating work environments where employees
no longer need to fear work."

By Ben Willmott

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