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Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide an overview of the law relating to bullying and harassment in the workplace. It focuses on the types of claim which might be brought in relation to such conduct and discusses the significance of vicarious liability and personal injury principles in this field. There is detailed consideration of the courts’ approach to workplace bullying under the Protection from Harassment Act 2007. The podcast also aims to give practical guidance on the management of bullying claims, particularly in multiple legal forums, the development of effective employer policies on bullying and overall litigation trends in this area.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the causes of action relevant to workplace bullying;
  • Be aware of the key principles arising from the workplace bullying cases applying the Protection from Harassment Act 2007;
  • Appreciate the application of vicarious liability and personal injury principles to bullying claims;
  • Understand how employees can manage bullying claims and how employers can develop effective bullying policies.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997;
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
  • Majrowski v Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust [2006] UKHL 34;
  • Banks v Ablex Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 173;
  • Green v DB Group Services (UK) Ltd [2006] EWHC 1898 (QB);
  • Conn v Sunderland City Council [2007] EWCA Civ 1492.

This podcast delivers a wide-ranging account of the law as it applies to workplace bullying and harassment. A broad explanation is provided as to the causes of action relating to such conduct, including consideration of the relevance of vicarious liability and personal injury principles in such claims. Particular attention is paid to the developing case-law under the Protection from Harassment Act 2007 in this field. Practical advice is also given in relation to the management of a bullying claim, especially where a single set of facts gives rise to claims in several legal forums. Finally, guidance is provided on general trends in these types of claims and the development by employers of effective workplace policies on bullying.

Podcast added: 17/06/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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