Article Database - Topic: 'Discrimination' - Keyword: 'Bullying'

 
What is cyberbullying? Publication date: 13.10.2020
Article database » Discrimination » Bullying
Online bullying or “cyberbullying” is said to be increasing due to the fact that more employees are now working remotely. But what is it and how can you prevent it happening amongst your employees?
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“Serial farter” accused of bullying Publication date: 10.05.2019
Article database » Discrimination » Bullying
Judges in Australia have decided that an employee’s repeated acts of breaking wind did not amount to bullying of a colleague. Had the situation occurred in the UK, would the outcome have been the same?
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I’m being bullied (but please don’t do anything) Publication date: 23.05.2016
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
One of your employees has said that they are being bullied by a colleague but they don’t want you to carry out a formal investigation. Should you respect their wishes or could that land you in hot water later on?
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Unfairly dismissed for giving out tomato plants Publication date: 20.11.2014
Article database » Dismissal » Dismissal
When an employee gave out homegrown tomato plants to all but one colleague, he was accused of favouritism and subsequently sacked. The tribunal has now held that it was an unfair dismissal. Why?
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Unfairly sacked for not preventing harassment Publication date: 22.09.2014
Article database » Dismissal » Dismissal
When an employee was kicked unconscious at his desk his manager was sacked for “failing to adequately protect him from harassment”. Why did the tribunal rule that her dismissal was actually unfair?
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Body odour: the (in)sensitive problem Publication date: 24.05.2012
Article database » Discrimination » Bullying
Several staff have complained about a colleague who has developed a body odour problem. It’s been suggested that a can of deodorant is left on their desk one night. Why is this a bad idea and what should you do instead?
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Harassing employees in writing Publication date: 18.05.2011
Article database » Discrimination » Harassment
Verbal bullying can be caught by harassment laws. But suppose employees do it in writing? What does the Court of Appeal say about this type of behaviour?
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“Spongebob Squarepants” nickname costs £142,000 Publication date: 11.04.2011
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
An office worker nicknamed “Spongebob Squarepants” by her colleagues has just been awarded £142,000 compensation by the tribunal. So why has her employer ended up paying such a vast amount?
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Dealing with the fat bullies Publication date: 20.03.2008
Article database » Discrimination » Harassment
You’re experiencing a problem with bullying amongst some of your staff. It’s not on traditional lines as those targeted are obese with unhealthy lifestyles. Should you do anything about it?
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Office rage on the rise Publication date: 13.12.2007
Article database » Staff handbooks » Bullying
Office rage on the rise.. A growing problem for SMEs. With the Health & Safety Executive reporting an increase in stress statistics in 2006/7, it’s hardly surprising to find that recent research shows a jump in office rage incidents. It’s claimed that eight out of ten UK employees have witnessed acts of visible anger in the workplace. The most...
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