Whilst there is no specific legal definition or prohibition, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) categorises bullying as “Offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient”.
Bullying can take the form of physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct. Our employment team have dealt with numerous with Bullying claims and have great experience on such matters.
Unless bullying amounts to conduct defined as harassment, it is not possible to make a complaint to an Employment Tribunal about it. However, an act of bullying is likely to damage the mutual trust and confidence between employer and employee which may entitle an employee to resign and claim constructive dismissal.
If you are being subjected to workplace bullying, then please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone to speak with a solicitor from our employment team without obligation or simply fill out our enquiry form and one of our specialist employment lawyers will contact you.
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