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Is workplace bullying a crime?

29th August 2019

Although there is no legal definition of bullying, employers have a duty of care for all their employees to prevent bullying behaviours. The only legal claim in relation to bullying that can be made is that of constructive dismissal. In such cases, the recipient must resign from their post and claim for constructive dismissal. This would be upheld if the employer has fundamentally breached the employment contract through making the ongoing position untenable.