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Advice leaflet - Bullying and harassment at work: a guide for managers and employers

Leaflet summary

Bullying and harassment leaflet for employers Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no-one's interest and  should not be tolerated in the workplace.

This leaflet is designed to  offer practical advice to employers to help them prevent bullying and harassment and to deal with any cases that occur. It includes guidelines for the development of policies and procedures.

What are bullying and harassment?

Examples and definitions of what may be considered bullying and harassment are provided below for guidance. For practical purposes those making a complaint usually define what they mean by bullying or harassment - something has happened to them that is unwelcome, unwarranted and causes a detrimental effect. If employees1 complain they are being bullied or harassed, then they have a grievance which must be dealt with regardless of whether or not their complaint accords with a standard definition.

The leaflet is available to download for free from the 'Download PDF' link below. Alternatively, you can download the Bullying and harassment at work: a guide for managers and employers (Acas advisory leaflets) [Kindle Edition] through the Amazon website. Please note that there is a small charge for the Kindle edition.