Bullying at work can take many forms. Often an employer will have a ‘Bullying and Harassment’ policy but perhaps fail to recognise bullying when it is happening under its nose.

If bullying affects your safety at work (which includes the safety for your mental as well as physical health) it is an actionable matter. Likewise, if after being reported it is not stopped, it can affect workplace trust and confidence.

In appropriate situations, this can lead to a breach of contract, constructive dismissal or whistleblowing claims.

Sometimes the best option is to try and tackle it at source and Askews can help you try to do so.

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