Any kind of bullying and harassment can be both unpleasant and humiliating for an employee and disruptive in the workplace. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 but if you are being bullied or harassed it can be difficult to know how to go about reporting it.

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

They also provide a guide entitled "If you're treated unfairly at work" available here.

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