Bullying and Harassment

Building a Culture of Dignity and Respect

Suff P, Strebler M | HR Network Paper MP59 | Institute for Employment Studies | Feb 2006

It is only over the past decade or so that bullying and harassment have emerged as prominent issues on the workplace agenda. This growing interest is not confined to the UK: a report by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (2003) reports that incidence rates of violence, bullying and sexual harassment have increased in member states, although the report notes that it it difficult to say how much the increase is owing to raised awareness of the issues.