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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The law: bullying in the workplace – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2010 in bullying, news by sally

“Q. What constitutes ‘bullying’?

A. Differences of opinion and even short-lived arguments are an unavoidable part of the workplace. The natural conflicts of a working environment turn into bullying when aggressive behaviour becomes regular and vindictive. It often – but not always – is associated with a position of authority being abused. Bullying generally comes down to demeaning able staff in front of others or giving them unrealistic quantities of work to carry out. It can involve excluding them from meetings, conversations and social activities, making them feel like outsiders in their own workplace.”

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The Independent, 23rd February 2010

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£150k payout for ‘bullied’ manager at Llanelli hospital – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2010 in bullying, compensation, employment, harassment, news by sally

“A hospital information manager has been awarded £150,000 compensation after claims that she was bullied at work.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2010

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News of the World faces £800,000 payout in bullying case – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2009 in bullying, disability discrimination, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A News of the World reporter who suffered from a culture of bullying led by former editor Andy Coulson, who is now David Cameron’s head of communications, has been awarded almost £800,000 for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2009

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Mother assesses ‘beasting’ review – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2009 in armed forces, bullying, courts martial, judicial review, news by sally

“The mother of a soldier who died after an army punishment is considering a judicial review to overturn a decision not to court-martial those involved.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2009

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Call to change anti-bullying law – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in bullying, news by sally

“Leading education lawyers and charities are calling for a change in the law to protect vulnerable young people from extreme bullying in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2009

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Muslim SAS soldier sues MoD for racial discrimination – Sunday Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2009 in armed forces, bullying, news, race discrimination by sally

“A Muslim soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence over claims he was bullied and suffered racial discrimination whilst on active service with an SAS unit in Afghanistan.”

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Sunday Telegraph, 6th September 2009

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Teenager is first to be jailed for Facebook bullying – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2009 in bullying, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Teenager Keeley Houghton, who used Facebook to make death threats against Emily Moore, has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for bullying via a social networking site.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2009

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Schoolgirl victim of racist bullying says tormentor’s sentence is ‘pants’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2009 in bullying, news, school children, sentencing by sally

“A schoolgirl driven to the brink of suicide by the taunts of a racist classmate described her tormentor’s sentence as ‘pants’ after he was allowed to walk free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2009

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Schoolboy is first convicted of racist harassment of classmate – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2009 in bullying, news, racism, young offenders by sally

“A schoolboy is facing the threat of a year in a young offenders’ institute after he became the first to be convicted of racially harrassing a fellow pupil.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2009

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Army instructors ‘bullied recruits at Catterick Garrison’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2009 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

“Three Army training instructors appeared at a military court at the Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire accused of bullying and ill-treating young recruits.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2009

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Courts martial after BBC filming – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2008 in armed forces, bullying, courts martial, news by sally

“Four Army training instructors will face courts martial after allegations of abuse that came to light during an undercover investigation by the BBC.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2008

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Five Army instructors suspended over bullying claims at Catterick – The Times

Posted September 19th, 2008 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

“Instructors at Britain’s biggest army base have been suspended after an undercover investigation by the BBC revealed bullying of young recruits.”

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The Times, 19th September 2008

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‘Lawyer lied about mental illness to up payout’ – The Times

Posted June 17th, 2008 in bullying, compensation, mental health by sally

“A female lawyer demanding £19 million in compensation for workplace bullying faked a nervous breakdown to secure a higher payout, an Employment Tribunal heard today.”

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The Times, 16th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Woolf: bullies made me hate injustice – The Times

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in bullying, judges, news by sally

“Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice, has revealed how a painful childhood helped to shape him into one of Britain’s most liberal judges who outraged conservative opinion by paving the way for the early release of James Bulger’s killers. ”

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The Times, 1st June 2008

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Harassed lawyer to get record £13m award – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2008 in bullying, harassment, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A City lawyer who was left too ill to work after alleged bullying and harassment at her office is in line for record sex discrimination compensation of more than £13 million, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2008

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Bullying and racism claims at nursing council – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2008 in bullying, news, nurses, racism by sally

“The government set up an independent inquiry yesterday into allegations of bullying and racism at the regulatory body that upholds professional standards among Britain’s 700,000 nurses and midwives.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deepcut inquiry fight to continue – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

“The father of a soldier who died at a Surrey barracks says he will continue to fight for a public inquiry, even if the site is bulldozed.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk