What should my employer be doing?

Employers have a clear legal duty to tackle workplace bullying, harassment and intimidation, whether by supervisors, managers, fellow workers, or the public.The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that organisations should:

  • devise and implement a bullying and harassment policy;
  • promote a culture where bullying and harassment is not tolerated; and
  • be aware of the organisational factors that are associated with bullying and take steps to address them.

There is more information and advice for organisations on bullying and harassment on the stress pages of the HSE website.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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