How to tackle workplace bullying

Bullies in a place of work can make a person’s life extremely difficult, no matter what stage of their career they are at. Here’s guidance on how to handle this situation 
by Bethan Rees

Bullying doesn’t have a legal definition, but the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), a non-departmental public body of the UK government, describes it as “offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient”. 

The scope of bullying in the workplace is broad and can take on many different forms. This could be constant criticism, making threats, blocking you from a promotion, exclusion from meetings or social activities, physical violence, spreading rumours – this list goes on. 
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Published: 20 Dec 2018
  • Career Development
  • The Review
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  • Bullying
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