Any behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or offended is considered as bullying and harassment. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.
It can be carried out face-to-face, by letter, by email or by phone and may involve two individuals or groups of people.
For details of the law, what to do and who to contact if you are a victim of bullying and harassment in the workplace, follow this link.
If you are a member of a Trade Union, they will be able to provide information and help. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) worksmart website also has useful information on bullying in the workplace at this link.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has useful guidance about workplace bullying and harassment on its website at www.acas.org.uk.
They also provide a guide entitled "If you're treated unfairly at work" available here.
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