Monday, 22 February 2010

Bullying in the workplace in the news

Bullying in the workplace has been very much in the news in UK today Monday 22nd February 10.

According to the BBC, on Sunday, the National Bullying Helpline's chief executive, Christine Pratt, contacted the BBC to say a small number of people who had worked at Number 10 had contacted the charity, but insisted they had "absolutely not" accused Mr Brown personally of bullying. The story has run all day in the media.

Bullying at work is when someone tries to intimidate another worker, often in front of colleagues. It is usually, though not always, done to someone in a less senior position. It is similar to harassment, which is where someone's behaviour is offensive. For example, making sexual comments, or abusing someone's race, religion or sexual orientation.

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