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Advice for organisations

What should we be doing as an organisation to tackle bullying and harassment?

This should summarise your organisation's approach to tackling bullying and harassment, and could include:

More detailed help with devising a policy can be found on the useful websites below.

This can include:

Responsibility for dealing with bullying and harassment rests with the organisation, and prevention strategies must be organisation-wide. Many organisations adopt a zero tolerance approach. Some factors associated with bullying include:

As an organisation, to tackle these factors, you might, for example:

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What is workplace bullying?

Bullying at work can take many forms. It can involve:

There is no legal definition of workplace bullying. 'Bullies' are often – but not always – more senior than the person they are bullying. 'Bullies' sometimes target groups as well as individuals.

Harassment relates to unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. The Prevention of Harassment Act (1997) covers harassment more generally.

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Updated 2013-07-22