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Back in 2010 the press were alleging that Gordon Brown has bullied members of staff in Downing Street and Whitehall.
Bullying and harassment in the workplace gives rise to a number of moral and legal implications:
- An employer may be liable under the discrimination legislation if it fails to protect its employees and other workers from harassment in the course of their employment.
- The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 may also impose liability on an employer for a course of conduct amounting to harassment by an employee.
- Employers also have a number of implied contractual duties, including a duty to provide a safe and suitable working environment, a duty not to destroy mutual trust and confidence, and a duty to provide redress of grievances.