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British Law >> Citizen Area >> Harassment and Bullying

Harassment and Bullying

Harassment is any form of unwanted and unwelcome behaviour which may range from mildly unpleasant remarks to physical violence. Harassment is an area including psychological, physical, racial and sexual abuse where the actions do not easily fall into descriptions of crime, yet the victim is subject to substantial distress and suffering.

Topics such as Family Law, Equalities, Employment Law, etc. cover harassment to some degree. The following sites address specific areas of harassment law and support:

Bully Online addresses bullying, harassment and discrimination including sexual harassment, sex discrimination, racial harassment, racial discrimination. They provide links to laws covering areas of harassment, as well as advice on how to deal with harassment.

Equal Opportunities Commission advice on what constitutes sexual harassment, what you can claim against, and what to do.

Harassment by neighbours is addressed in the NFH site, along with racial and sexual harassment.

Harassment at work is covered by ACAS who have online advice as well as a leaflet. They cover the definitions of harassment, the legal position, what you can do about it, and further useful contacts.

Harassment in education is covered by support4learning, who provide a wide range of contacts, links, and support options for both learners and educators.

harassmentlaw.co.uk is a site provided by a Barrister who covers all aspects of harassment law.