Employment: Bullying and Harassment

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st March 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2022 to Question 106778 on Employment: Bullying and Harassment, what steps a person can take to seek restitution to tackle bullying in their workplace that may not be covered by existing legislation relating to protected characteristics.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

We have published guidance that sets out the steps that employees can take if they are experiencing bullying or harassment at work, which is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment.

Acas provides free and impartial advice for employers and employees, and has also published useful guidance on how to deal with bullying in the workplace that we encourage individuals and employers to consider when dealing with such matters. This is available at: https://www.acas.org.uk/if-youre-treated-unfairly-at-work/being-bullied.

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