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WATC Content Team
14
Nov

Taking on a giant | How I won a bullying and harassment case in the workplace

I remember feeling completely overjoyed as I landed my dream job working for one of the most respected financial firms in the UK.   This was going to be an amazing opportunity and I intended to make the most of it. In less than one week that dream started to dissolve when my line manager started...
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14
Nov

Six ways to beat the bullies and regain control at work

Anti-Bullying Week takes place on the 12-16th November and is designed to raise awareness of bullying with children, teachers and parents. But with nearly a third (29 per cent) of people having been bullied in the workplace, it’s clear that bullying isn’t limited to the playground. We’ve collated some tips from the experts to help...
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13
Nov

Bullying is still rife in the workplace, but what are your rights?

As part of our focus on Anti-Bullying Week, our resident lawyer Henry Doswell explains your rights and the laws protecting you against bullying in the workplace. In the UK it has been reported that over 60% of employees have witnessed or been a victim of bullying behaviour in the workplace. Of those bullied, 43% said...
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12
Nov

How to deal with bullying in the workplace

Whether you have experienced bullying in the workplace or you think you have seen someone else being bullied, it’s important to know how to respond to it. Remember that anyone can be a bully – man or woman, manager or junior – although statistically bullies are most likely to be male and in a managerial...
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10
Nov

What action can you take if you’re not being treated equally at work?

Article provided by Claire Kitchen, partner, Hodge Jones & Allen We all know that the law decrees that employers give equal treatment in the terms and conditions of their employment contract where they do the same job. Unbelievably in the current political climate, this sometimes is not obeyed by unscrupulous employers. What if this happens...
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10
Nov

Rising up | When & how to ask for a pay rise

Despite asking for pay rises as often as men, women are less likely to receive a pay increase than their male counterparts, according to research carried out by Warwick Economics. Requesting a pay rise can be a difficult conversation, but approaching it in the right way is key to a successful outcome. Here, Claire Leigh,...
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09
Nov

Train your mind on the tube: Five exercises to completely de-stress on your commute

Learn the top five ways to de-stress your commute. When you are travelling to or from work on the tube it may well be that your most common experience whilst you are pressed up against that not-so-fresh armpit, with someone’s bag lodged in an inconvenient part of your anatomy, that you are simply wishing to...
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08
Nov

How to cope with workplace stress

With working lives that are busier than ever, and communication devices that keep us “switched on” at all hours of the day and night, it’s getting harder than ever to escape workplace stress. In fact, according to the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, there were 11.2...
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