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Bullying and harassment

New and updated

  • Civil servants make hundreds of complaints about harassment

    Date:
    14 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Hundreds of civil servants have complained about sexual harassment or bullying but only a small number have faced disciplinary action as a result, according to a Guardian investigation.

  • Google workers stage global walkout

    Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Staff and freelancers at Google offices across the world are walking out in protest of the tech giant's treatment of women. The walkouts are taking place at 11:10am local time, with the first one in Tokyo.

  • Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    A recent incident on a Ryanair flight where a man was filmed having a racist rant at another passenger attracted huge publicity and calls for the airline to have done more. But where does an employer stand legally if an employee fails to intervene? Dan Peyton looks at the legislation.

  • Google dismisses 48 staff over sexual harassment

    Date:
    26 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Google has dismissed 48 people - including 13 senior managers - over claims of sexual harassment in the past two years.

  • Government to examine use of NDAs in employment disputes

    Date:
    25 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Theresa May has said the government will bring forward a planned consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements in employment disputes, following a Court of Appeal decision to stop the Telegraph naming a British businessman accused of the sexual and racial harassment of staff.

  • Women subjected to 'predatory' behaviour by MPs

    Date:
    16 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Women working at the House of Commons were subjected to "predatory" contact and treated like "personal servants" by MPs, an independent inquiry has revealed.

  • How technology can help employees speak up over misconduct

    Date:
    16 October 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Allegations of misconduct that enter the public eye can ruin corporate reputations and mark an end to executive careers. HR faces a tough challenge gaining employees' trust to report misconduct, but technology can help, says Neta Meidav of Vault.

  • Race discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the government consultation on ethnicity pay reporting by employers.

  • A third of people would challenge sexual harassment

    Date:
    4 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    More than a third (35%) of people would speak up about sexual harassment, following a shift in the kind of behaviour considered appropriate over the past year.

  • Four in 10 women sexually harassed at work

    Date:
    28 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost four in 10 (37%) women have been sexually harassed at work in the last 12 months, yet organisations are choosing to ignore the scale of the problem, a law firm has claimed.