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Bullying and Harassment at work- Do you know the difference between banter and bullying? Is there one?

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In light of this week being Anti Bullying Week, Peach have taken a look at bullying and harassment in the workplace and how businesses can prevent this occurring in their Company. Here are our top 10 tips!

1. Understanding- Do you know what bullying and harassment is?
Acas gives the following definition: ’Bullying may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient’. It can be a one-off incident or reoccurring acts. Bullying and harassment doesn’t just occur in school playgrounds but can be part of the overall culture of a business.

2. Do you know what it can look like?
Bullying and harassment can look like a number actions such as; personal insults, rudeness, threatening behaviour, unwanted sexual advances and harassment, setting impossible deadlines, persistent unwarranted criticism. Even silence or inactions from an employee may indicate there is an underling issue. Pranks and banter in the workplace may seem like harmless fun but these acts may not be seen that way to others. Are you confident that you are protecting your employees from bullying and harassment?

3. Do you know the effects?
There are significant effects that can manifest from bullying in the workplace such as;
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Bullying and Harassment at work- Do you know the difference between banter and bullying?  Is there one?

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