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Taking on the bullies: on what basis and in which court?

Time limits and the defendant’s solvency are just two of the key elements to consider when seeking compensation for harassment, warns Jonathan Wheeler

18 April 2019

I am certain that all responsible employers will say they have zero tolerance to bullying and harassment in the workplace.

This goes for law firms, the NHS, Philip Green’s Arcadia group, The Weinstein Company, and Chelsea Football Club.

However, in recent months many have been mired with accusations of widespread bullying, sexual or racial harassment. 

The British Medical Association has reported from surveys that one in five doctors have been bullied at work. 

In law, the situation would appear even worse – the International Bar Association’s survey of over 5,000 lawyers in October 2018 revealed that half of female respondents and a third of male respondents have been bullied by their bosses, with one third of women and one in fifteen men reporting sexual harassment. 

The allegations against Harvey Weinstein launched the #MeToo movement which has done much to explode the myths of the casting couch and its equivalent in ...

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