Bullying and harassment Compromise agreements

Bullying and harassment can take many forms, from derogatory comments, cold-shouldering a colleague, sexual harassment such as wolf-whistling, over familiarity, touching, patting, unwanted banter, putting up offensive pin-ups, offensive screen-savers, verbal or physical threats, assaults, humiliation in public, making unjustified criticism, etc.

If you are being bullied or harassed because of your:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion or Belief
  • Trade Union Membership/Non-Membership
  • Age

then it is likely that you are the victim of unlawful discrimination.

This means that the Employment Tribunal could award you potentially unlimited damages against (1) the individual who has bullied or harassed you and also against (2) your employer if it did not take all reasonable steps to prevent you from being bullied or harassed.