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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