Bullying isn’t just a problem for children in the playground or in cyberspace. For adults, bullying in the workplace can be a very real issue – and law firms are no exception.
The findings of a Legal Week survey show that 91% of respondents believe workplace bullying is an issue that many firms still need to address more vigorously.
This is despite the fact that legislation has done much to improve the position: harassment or discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability or sexual orientation are all proscribed by the Equality Act 2010. And long before that, most firms were already putting enormous effort into diversity training, more recently moving into training for unconscious bias. But there is a lack of clarity as to what constitutes bullying beyond these most obvious criteria.