Speaking up on bullying judges – The Bar Council

Posted March 21st, 2018 in barristers, bullying, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Amid reports of judicial bullying of barristers, Andrew Walker QC, Chair of the Bar, commented: “As the representative body for all barristers in England and Wales, we strongly condemn any bullying or inappropriate treatment of our members by judges, or by any other legal professionals they encounter. We know it can happen, and we have resources available to support barristers on our Wellbeing at the Bar website, and we can give advice and guidance via our confidential helplines.”‘

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The Bar Council, 20th March 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

UK army investigators under fire as bullying trial collapses – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

‘A judge has criticised military investigators after the collapse of a case against army instructors who were accused of bullying teenage recruits.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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Rude judges bully lawyers in court, QC complains – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2018 in barristers, bullying, complaints, judiciary, news by sally

‘Rude judges are “bullying” lawyers in courtrooms, a top QC has complained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2018

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Highbridge’s Mendip House staff ‘engaged in cruel behaviour’ – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2018 in autism, bullying, care homes, care workers, disciplinary procedures, news, reports by tracey

‘Autistic residents were subjected to “cruel behaviour”, bullying and humiliation at a care home in Somerset, a safeguarding report has found.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2018

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Parliament survey: one in five experienced sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in anonymity, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, parliament, reports, sex discrimination by tracey

‘One in five people working at Westminster have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the past year, it found. The report calls for urgent reform of a culture of harassment and bullying at Westminster, with new a complaints procedure and an investigation mechanism independent of parties.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Family of Pte Sean Benton hope to learn truth of his death at Deepcut Barracks – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news by sally

‘Pte Sean Benton’s mother suspected he was being bullied the last time she saw him, no matter how much he refused to confide in her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2018

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Ministry of Justice staff lay out their complaints, with significant levels of discrimination and bullying – Legal Futures

Posted December 11th, 2017 in bullying, civil servants, employment, harassment, Ministry of Justice, news, statistics by sally

‘One in seven civil servants at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) claim that they have faced discrimination in their job, and one in eight say they have been bullied or harassed.’

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Legal Futures, 8th December 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Retrial ordered for soldier accused of attempting to kill wife with sabotaged parachute – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2017 in attempts, bullying, jury directions, murder, news, retrials by tracey

‘An Army sergeant is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute after the first jury failed to reach verdicts.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2017

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Parachute trial judge warns jurors about bullying – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in bullying, juries, news by sally

‘The judge in the trial of an army sergeant accused of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute has told the jury to ensure there is no bullying between them, as he discharged two members on the grounds of ill health.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2017

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Workplace bullying and the law – OUP Blog

Posted October 26th, 2017 in bullying, employment, news by sally

‘Is the law able to offer any assistance to victims of workplace bullying? Let me recite an example, which is all too commonplace.’

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OUP Blog, 25th October 2017

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Barrister shatters “taboo” by discussing emotional impact of rude judges – Legal Futures

Posted October 12th, 2017 in barristers, bullying, judges, legal profession, news by sally

‘A senior barrister has explained why she took to Twitter to shatter a longstanding “taboo” by discussing the emotional impact on advocates of “rude” or “abrasive” judges.’

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Legal Futures, 12th October 2017

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Spot cream advert banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2017 in advertising, bullying, complaints, news, school children by tracey

‘A spot cream advert has been banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Deepcut inquest to examine bullying claims – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2017 in armed forces, bullying, harassment, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A fresh inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut barracks will examine whether he was hounded to death by “bullying and harassment”, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2017

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Bullying at work: your legal rights – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2017 in bullying, employment, news by sally

‘What qualifies as workplace bullying? And what legal protection do you have if you are being bullied at work?’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex and relationship classes set to be taught in secondary schools after 23 Tory MPs back law change – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in bullying, education, indecent photographs of children, news, school children by tracey

‘The ministers are among a group of 23 Conservative MPs who are backing a law change to force secondary schools to make Relationship Education compulsory in the National Curriculum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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MPs conclude sex assault claim among abuse inquiry staff not taken seriously – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2016 in bullying, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual assault and bullying allegations among staff at the UK’s independent inquiry into child abuse have not been taken seriously, a report by an influential group of MPs has found.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2016

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Lincoln soldier sues MoD over initiation ceremony – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in armed forces, bullying, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A soldier who was left partially blind after an initiation ceremony at an army barracks is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for compensation.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2016

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Met to launch £1.7m troll-hunter squad after steep rise in online threats and abuse – Daily Telegraph

‘Scotland Yard has created a new unit to police Facebook and Twitter by investigating offensive comments.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2016

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Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women experience discrimination at work, research finds – The Independent

‘Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women have experienced discrimination in the workplace, research has found.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2016

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Jewish student awarded four-figure payment after anti-Semitism complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2016 in bullying, compensation, complaints, Judaism, news, racism, universities by sally

‘A Jewish student has received an apology and payment of £1,000 from the University of York Students’ Union after complaining of anti-Semitism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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