LRD Booklets January 2005

Tackling bullying and harassment - a trade unionist's guide

Introduction (319 words)

Millions of workers suffer bullying and harassment in the course of their jobs, scarring workplaces and ruining lives. ...

1. The extent of bullying and harassment at work (4292 words)

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

2. The law (3927 words)

There is no specific legislation protecting employees from bullying at work, although unions are campaigning for a "Dignity at Work" law (see below). ...

3. Defining bullying and harassment (1318 words)

To tackle harassment and bullying at work, it is necessary to define the type of behaviour considered unacceptable, and to provide examples so that ...

4. Identifying bullying and harassment (1523 words)

To tackle bullying and harassment, it is necessary to raise awareness of the issues and to identify the nature and extent of the problem ...

5. Responding to bullying and harassment (2034 words)

Tackling bullying and harassment can be difficult, and the person who is being bullied or harassed is likely to need understanding and practical support ...

6. Negotiating a policy (4496 words)

Policies and procedures are a necessary step towards tackling bullying and harassment at work, even though they are not sufficient to eradicate the problem. ...

Further information (637 words)

Many unions produce their own guidance on tackling bullying and harassment at work and should also be able to provide advice. The following organisations ...