What are my legal rights on bullying?

There is no specific 'anti-bullying' law in the UK. But other laws can offer some protection:

There are strict deadlines for legal claims so it is essential to get legal advice as soon as possible. See our section on Getting Help.

Deadlines in employment tribunals are particularly short – only three months – and these timeframes are rarely extended, so take advice without delay.

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