Banker labelled ‘crazy miss cokehead’ wins harassment claim – Daily Telegraph

“A Cambridge graduate and high flying banker could claim millions in compensation from the Russian bank she worked at after a tribunal found she was subjected to sexual harassment by her male colleagues.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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Royal Marine corporal sentenced for ill-treating recruits – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2013 in armed forces, bullying, courts martial, fines, news, professional conduct by tracey

“A Royal Marine drill instructor who ill-treated new recruits, including hitting one in the groin with a stick, has been fined for his actions.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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Inspectors catch Bristol prison officer denying meals to inmate – The Guardian

“Surprise inspection finds HMP Bristol overcrowded, dirty and cockroach-infested with ‘delinquent’ staff.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2013

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‘Bullying’ nurses guilty of misconduct – Daily Telegraph

“Two ‘bullying’ former nurses at Stafford hospital have been found guilty of misconduct after faking casualty records in order to meet waiting time targets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2013

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Former housekeeper wins victimisation case against boss – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2013 in bullying, compensation, employment tribunals, harassment, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A Pakistan-born former housekeeper has won £43,000 compensation after she was
bullied by her boss while working at a Christian spirituality and conference
centre.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2013

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‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’.”

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Home Office, 10th April 2013

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The Vicky Pryce case highlights why ‘marital coercion’ should be thrown out – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2013 in bullying, defences, duress, harassment, married persons, news by sally

“The defence used by Chris Huhne’s ex-wife after she took his speeding points is not available to men or unmarried women.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2013

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Police officer caught in Youtube attack video set for compensation windfall – The Independent

“A policeman who smashed in the windows of a disabled pensioner’s car before dragging him from the front seat for not wearing a seatbelt could bag a six-figure compensation package after claiming a “bullying campaign” forced him out of his job.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2013

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Military staff fear redundancy if they complain about bullying, says report – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2013 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, redundancy, reports, unfair dismissal by sally

“Defence select committee review urges appointment of Armed Forces Ombudsman to oversee cases of victimisation.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Vicky Pryce faces retrial after jury ‘fails to grasp basics’ – The Guardian

“Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of the disgraced cabinet minister Chris Huhne, faces a retrial next week over taking speeding points for him because a jury failed to reach a verdict, after suffering what the judge described as ‘absolutely fundamental deficits in understanding’.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2013

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Army culture trains people to ‘keep their mouths shut’ over abuse, judge fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2012 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, news, sexual offences by sally

“Military staff have been accused of turning a blind eye to bullying after a teenage recruit was sexually assaulted, a judge said today as he warned of a worrying culture of training people to ‘keep their mouths shut’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2012

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Survey tells tale of bullying, harassment and discrimination – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 16th, 2012 in bullying, harassment, news, solicitors by tracey

“One in six solicitors has been bullied in the workplace, according to research by the Law Society. Preliminary findings of the Society’s 2012 omnibus survey of the profession reveal that 17% of solicitors say they have been bullied at work.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th October 2012

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Big Brother protests lead to Ofcom inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2012 in bullying, complaints, media, news, racism by tracey

“Channel 5’s Big Brother is at the centre of an official broadcasting investigation over a string of incidents following hundreds of viewer complaints.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2012

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Jury returns open verdict on prisoner hanged in cell – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2012 in bullying, coroners, death in custody, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

“An inquest jury has returned an open verdict on the death of a prisoner found hanged alone in his locked cell. Their decision came after a high court judge made an unusual intervention by forbidding the coroner from inviting the jury to consider verdicts of murder or manslaughter. The panel also found prison officers had turned a blind eye to the bullying of the inmate by other prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2012

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Woman launches legal action to identify Facebook trolls – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2012 in bullying, defamation, harassment, internet, news by sally

“A woman abused on the internet so badly that she was falsely portrayed as a paedophile has launched a landmark legal action to bring her tormentors to justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2012

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Woman loses breakdown damages claim – The Independent

Posted March 13th, 2012 in bullying, damages, employment, harassment, mental health, news by sally

“A woman lost her £1 million damages action today [12 March] over a catastrophic breakdown which she claimed was caused by a work colleague set on destroying her.”

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The Independent, 12th March 2012

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Whistleblowers not protected from bullying, court rules – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2011 in bullying, news, nurses, victimisation, whistleblowers by sally

“The law protecting whistleblowers and public safety in hospitals is failing staff and patients, the Court of Appeal has found in a landmark case brought by three nurses against an NHS trust in Manchester.”

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The Independent, 31st October 2011

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Tales of bullying and abuse ‘prove authorities have failed disabled’ – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2011 in bullying, disabled persons, harassment, news by tracey

“Public authorities are guilty of a ‘systemic failure’ to protect the hundreds of thousands of disabled people who routinely endure harassment or abuse, according to an inquiry. The most extreme cases of abuse, including torture and murder, represent only a small part of the problem, and a ‘cultural shift’ is needed in how disabled people are viewed.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2011

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DPP says prosecuting disability hate crime is “the next frontier” for the Criminal Justice System – Crown Prosecution Service

“Prosecutors are ‘still in the foothills’ when it comes to prosecuting disability hate crime, the DPP Keir Starmer QC said today (Wednesday ) in a speech to Sussex Law School’s ‘Issues in Criminal Justice’ series at the University of Sussex.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2011

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Care workers use glove puppet to bully elderly women – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2011 in bullying, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, victimisation by sally

“Two care home workers have been given suspended jail sentences for using a Green Goblin glove puppet to bully elderly women.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2011

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