How can bullying and harassment affect workers?

Last updated: 26 May 2020

Bullying and harassment in the workplace is an abuse of personal power or official authority.

It can humiliate people, destroy their confidence, have a detrimental effect on their health and hit attendance and job performance. Careers may be damaged in the long term, ultimately leading to resignation.

Support for members

If you’re a Prospect member and you’re unsure whether a situation you’re experiencing classifies as harassment, please speak to your local representative or contact us.

Prospect members

Please call the member contact centre on 0300 600 1878 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 7pm) or email helpdesk@prospect.org.uk.

Bectu members

Please call 020 7346 0900.

All enquiries will be treated with complete confidentiality.