Employers are responsible for preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace and for making clear it won't be tolerated. In this section we provide information on all aspects of bullying, which can be characterised as offensive, intimidating or malicious behaviour. We also provide resources on harassment, defined in the Equality Act 2010 as unwanted conduct related to a protected characteristic which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity.

CIPD viewpoint

CIPD Viewpoints

Bullying and harassment

Explore the CIPD’s point of view on bullying and harassment in the workplace, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers

Read more




Case law