LRD Booklets November 2001

Bullying and harassment at work - a trade unionist's guide

Introduction (314 words)

Millions of workers have experienced bullying and harassment in the course of their jobs. Trade unions have an important role to play in ensuring ...

1. The extent of bullying and harassment at work (2286 words)

Bullying and harassment at work are major problems in workplaces today, with research indicating that millions of workers are affected. ...

2. The Law (2149 words)

Although there is no specific law protecting employees from bullying at work, employers have a general duty under health and safety law to provide ...

3. Defining bullying and harassment (1021 words)

In order to begin to tackle harassment and bullying it is necessary to define the type of behaviour considered unacceptable, and provide examples so ...

4. Identifying harassment and bullying (1309 words)

In order to tackle bullying and harassment it is necessary to raise awareness of the issues and identify the nature and extent of any ...

5. Responding to bullying and harassment (1733 words)

Incidents of bullying and harassment have to be tackled yet the process can be difficult, and the person who is being bullied or harassed ...

6. Negotiating a policy (3913 words)

All organisations should have a policy or policies on preventing bullying and harassment at work, and procedures for dealing with it, should it occur. ...

Useful information/organisations (463 words)

Many unions produce their own guidance on tackling bullying and harassment at work and should also be able to provide advice. Some have specific ...