Anti-bullying Week is a timely reminder for employers to look at the growing risk of cyber bullying at work. David Webb, an employment adviser at Acas, looks at examples and gives tips on what employers can do to prevent it.
Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is in the spotlight after widespread publicity of claims by a former employee at technology firm Uber. Adam Grant and Jemma Pugh at legal firm Wedlake Bell LLP say the development is a warning for employers to take action.
Updated to include information on trends in employer responses to bullying.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss workplace bullying and the practical steps that employers can take to deal with bullying if it occurs.
Investigations into allegations of cyber bullying or harassment can be time-consuming and delicate. A piece of data analysis software might be able to help, discovers Cath Everett.
In this week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, the Supreme Court considers a claim under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 that was brought by one employee against another.
Bullying and harassment are widespread issues in the workplace and can best be tackled using mediation, training and employee awareness campaigns, according to XpertHR research. Although two-thirds of respondents say that this type of behaviour rarely occurs, there is room for employers to improve employee understanding of the issue and to ensure that breaches can be reported privately, and investigated in a skilled and independent manner.
Line manager briefing looking at bullying and harassment, including harassment as a form of unlawful discrimination and employers' liability for harassment. It also explores how to deal effectively with bullying or harassment.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to bullying and harassment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to harassment in the work environment.