Your employer has a duty to protect you from harassment or bullying in the work place. But how do you know if what is happening to you counts as harassment or bullying in the eyes of the law?

Harassment and bullying can take many different forms, and the words are often used interchangeably. Some examples of bullying/harassing behaviour are:

  • Spreading malicious rumours
  • Picking on someone, or setting them up for a fall
  • Deliberately overloading someone with work
  • Constantly criticising someone
  • Deliberately blocking someone’s promotion, or opportunities for training

Bullying and harassment can take place face-to-face, in written communications, by e-mail or in a number of other different ways.

If you aren’t sure if what is happening to you counts as harassment or bullying, speak to the experts at HH Legal today on 0800 989 0090. We’ll give you confidential free adviceĀ and help you to decide what to do next.

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