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Bullying at work: your legal rights

What qualifies as workplace bullying? And what legal protection do you have if you are being bullied at work?

What is defined as bullying at work?

There is no legal definition of bullying. Acas, however, defines workplace bullying as “offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the person being bullied”. The Health and Safety Executive emphasises this is a pattern of behaviour rather than isolated instances, happening “repeatedly and persistently over time”.

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May 12, 2017

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